Design Blog — Kids Art

Fred the Giant Flying Laser-Eyed Turtle by Mila, age 7

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Thanksgiving Monster Monday! But this ain’t no turkey. This magical creature come from the delightful mind of Mila, age 7. Her creation is Fred. Fred is a Giant, Flying, Laser-Eyed Turtle. Now, you might be thinking – "Dan, that’s a turtle with a backpack!" And I say, nay friend. This is a GIANT Turtle. That flies. And it has a backpack full of techno whiz bangs and digital mecha thingys. That jet powered propellor coming out of the bottom of it is just one of it’s many, countless, unnamed features. And through the power of imagination and osmosis, that backpack...

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ReMonstered: Dragonnate by Maddox, age 5

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I’m a few days late on this one, and I want to send out my apologies to Maddox. He’s five. And this week’s Monster is his. And it’s awesome. Allow me to introduce you to his gnarly creation: Dragonnate. Maddox is Cameron’s little brother, the creator of Riptide! DRAGONNATE DESCRIPTION Just like Riptide, Dragonnate is no slouch. Red and Gold Eats Fish He can fly and swim has spikes on his back and tail can eat a thousand fish a day eats metal huge wings hides from monsters shoots water, poison and fire from his mouth gold comes out of...

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ReMonstered: Riptide by Cameron, age 8

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This one, I think is my most ‘monstrous’ one to date, and I hope Cameron, who’s 8, likes it. This was from his imagination and original artwork, and I gotta tell you, I was pretty excited when I got his (and his brother’s, who’s next weeks) submissions. These boys are really good at coming up with monsters. I think what I loved most about this one is that it’s partially aquatic, and it gave me an open-ended opportunity to play a little bit with light and colour, and also the body positioning. I really wanted this one to be dynamic....

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ReMonstered: Cotton Candy Monster by Hunter, age 4

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Hunter, age 4, has come up with a particularly devious and nefarious creature of dark intents and monstrous proclivities. Allow me to introduce you to Cotton Candy, the Cotton Candy Monster. Who eats cotton candy. And he uses a cotton candy gun. I’m sure you’re thinking: “What’s so unsettling about this? It’s an adoreable monster made of candy! It’s delightful and amusing!” No. No it is not. It is not adorable. It is terrifying. You need to think about that for a moment. It’s a monster made of candy – that in itself is pretty devious. Something so innocent and...

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ReMonstered: Big Eyeball Monster by Alina, age 6

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Crushing Cars! Freeze Rays! Bad Guys! Bouncy Ball Guns! And curling up with a good book? It’s the Big Eyeball Monster by Alina! Alina is 6 – and her monster is a good monster. He fights bad guys. And when he’s not fighting bad guys, he loves to read. Apparently only having one eyeball means he doesn’t have 20/20 vision, and he needs glasses… glass, gla, oculus.. a spectacle to help him see the words. Alina had a lot to say and show about Big Eyeball. He’s got friends in different colours, he lives in a cave. Here, let me...

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