Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monsters Go

Dad has a new book out called "Monsters Go Night-Night," and all the characters are based off drawings Elijah made when he was 4 & 5 years old!  Most of those drawings are stored right here on this blog.

Here's a video Elijah and I made about it:



Well, I thought it would be fun to see how other artists would interpret those same original monster drawings that Elijah had made.  So I whipped up a Twitter page (@Monsters_Go) and put out the invitation.  I had no idea if anyone would play along, but this whole amazing little community sprang up around Elijah's drawings!  Artists from all over the world started doing Fan Art of Elijah's drawings in their own fantastic, diverse styles in a #MonsterGo drawing challenge.  Over 60 Artists made nearly 200 drawings based off Elijah's monsters!!  Here's a small sampling:


"Smag" by Elijah:

by @edwardiantaylor:

by @AdamDix:

by @Flodego:

by @HarveyBeardman:

by @morenoarte:



"Tweap" by Elijah:

by @joshalves:

by @akhdraws:

by @DebIllustration:

by @MH_illustration:

by @westinchurch:



"Ippity" by Elijah:

by @edwardiantaylor:

by @SamShawDraws:

by @katowokato:

by @IanSummersart:

by @geeksarecool:

by @amymariestad:



"Splue" by Elijah:

by @pixeltomu:

by @starkelstar:

by @morenoarte:

by @TheJasonMartian:

by @markaaronyoung:



"Grubba" by Elijah:

by @katowokato:

by @Dave_Windett:

by @Flodego:

by @TheJasonMartian:

by @bluelily17:



"Wobb" by Elijah:

by @westinchurch:

by @geeksarecool:

by @starkelstar:

by @jodie_bowden24:

by @SamShawDraws:



"Numsy" by Elijah:

by @markmeyersart:

by @david_buist:

by @TheJasonMartian:

by @jodie_bowden24:



It was lots of fun!  So after we made it through the seven original monsters, we decided to keep going.  Now I post one new monster each week by any of the Z-Kids from out of the Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty archives.  Check it out here!  And if you're an artist who would enjoy a fun morning warm-up prompt, I invite you to come join the fun!

Friday, March 04, 2016

Paste


by Lily

Friday, February 05, 2016

Brave



Little Merida
by Gracie

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Force Awakened


Finn & BB-8
by Elijah, age 10

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Tentacle


How many people got a home-made paper mache octopus tentacle for Father's Day?  I did!  I did!  Best Father's Day present ever.  Thanks, Gracie!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sittin'


Porch
by Isaac

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Bats


I'm Batman
by Isaac

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Boop Boop


Robots + Balloon
by Gracie