The Monster Engine

Friday, 30th December 2011 by Manna Quinn

It’s no hidden secret how the world envies youth, the captivating and intensely creative mind of a child and it’s drawings are constantly awed over by the masses. Dave Devries has brought to life children’s drawings by faithfully recreating them as realistically as possible, yet sticking to the original structure of the child’s drawing in a 48 page book. The creative and inspiring book comes complete with his 7 year process of this beautiful project, interviews and of course the original children’s drawings on one page and his masterful creation on the next.  Dave Devries is the reason protective plastic sleeves and covers were made for comic books, his spectacular Marvel and DC comic book illustrations leave the most humble of comic book nerds feverishly drooling over his works.

Devries says:

”It began at the Jersey Shore in 1998, where my niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. While I stared at them, I wondered if color, texture and shading could be applied for a 3D effect. As a painter, I made cartoons look three dimensional every day for the likes of Marvel and DC comics, so why couldn’t I apply those same techniques to a kid’s drawing? That was it… no research, no years of toil, just the curiosity of seeing Jessica’s drawings come to life.”

I shall leave you guys with a few teasers of what you can expect in the book as well as some links to his other illustrations.







Link to Dave’s Illustrations: 

The monster Engine: 

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