Design Blog — Kids Art

ReMonstered: Rex by Nate, age 5

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Oh boy! Another monster! Who’s this? This is Rex. Rex is another creation of my little friend Nate, who’s 5. He was having so much fun creating monsters, he sent me two! And this little monster creator got really creative with his second monster. He didn’t just send me a drawing, he sent me a sculpture! It’s play-doh on paper, which I think is pretty ingenious. Keep in mind submissions for ReMonstered is open to everyone and in any medium – check out my facebook page for more details. Check out his original artwork and description! REX ORIGINAL The description reads:...

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ReMonstered: Hawktopus by Raine, age 6

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Holy crap, this is my favourite one that I’ve done so far. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these drawings, and I’m super grateful to all of the kids that have submitted their ideas for robots and creatures. But when you get one called ‘Hawktopus’ and it’s a freaking robot, you know you’ve got some pure Monster Monday gold. Hawktopus is from the enthusiastic mind of Raine, who is six. He submitted his along with his brother Chase’s Fireball. HAWKTOPUS ORIGINAL Already, you can tell this is going places. There is a lot going on here. Raine left...

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ReMonstered: Fireball by Chase, age 5

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I wanted to get this one done before I headed out on a vacation, but I ran out of time. Only I was in transit that whole day. Anyways, on my first day back, once I’d taken care of some work duties and caught up on some admin stuff I sat down to get this done. I’ve gone through the messages and tweets I’ve gotten and my queue now extends to October. So let’s get back into it with Fireball, by Chase. He’s 5. FIREBALL ORIGINAL He has one eye. He has power source legs, gripping hands, and fireballs. He has...

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ReMonstered: Mitten the Kitten by Ever, age 8

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Our first submission from a little girl, and it’s cat-tastic. I can’t even explain the levels of hilarity I think this ‘monster’ engenders. Mitten the Kitten is the evil genius from 8 year-old Ever. Yes. That’s a kitten. And yes, those are heavily armed, militant rainbow poops. I can’t even. I laughed so hard when I saw this one because it is frankly so awesome. I’m loving every submission I’ve gotten, but this one was really surprising. Mitten the Kitten Original Here’s Ever’s original instructions (all very well labelled and diagramed):  Of particular note: Kitten Pink Scribbles are Black Meow...

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ReMonstered: Blue Pencil Monster by Theo, Age 3

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Whew! This one has come in a little later than I would have liked. I had this all ready for noon, and then I screwed up and saved over the high resolution file with a lower resolution one. So I had to draw this one twice. Nate’s little brother Theo also submitted a monster – one without a name. But with one very specific feature – it lives in pencils. Blue ones, to be specific. So, I dub thee Blue Pencil Monster. Blue Pencil Monster Original Here’s Theo’s very illustrative drawing: As you can see, it's a pretty expressive drawing...

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