Big Blok as first drawn by Brendon Miller, aged 7 (left), and then interpretted by Dave Devries (right).
If you read James Frost’s blog then you’ll have come across this already. If not then you’re in for a treat. I discovered it again, sorting out my Firefox bookmarks.
Artist Dave Devries has a Monster Engine: children. It’s one of those “Why didn’t I think of that … and why can’t I paint as well as him?” ideas. First get children to use their imaginations and draw whateverthehelltheylikesolongasitsamonster, and then get a professional artist to make it look as real as possible. The results are quite special.
His first book The Monster Engine is now available, and is the first in a series that may include The Circus Engine, The Dinosaur Engine and The Hero Engine.
Take a look at some of the art, and then read the interview with Big Blok’s creator, seven year old Brendon Miller. Aren’t children’s imaginations amazing!