There’s nothing more powerful than a child’s imagination.
At least, that’s what the artists at The Monster Project believe.
The initiative sees artists transform children’s drawings in to life-like monsters.
And the end result gives a rare insight in to the imaginations of children.
Brought to life: The Monster Project takes drawings done by children and brings them to life
Vivid imagination: A collection of artists take the children’s drawings and give them their own creative spin
Monster madness: One child’s drawing of a fanged hairy monster was turned in to a cartoon character surrounded by ghosts
The project sees artists based out of Texas in the U.S transform artwork done by primary school aged children.
The children drew the monsters from their imagination, complete with extra eyes, giant bodies and menacing horns.
But looking at their sketches alone it is often hard to determine what the creatures really looked like in their head.
Abstract art: It is often hard to determine just what the children are imagining by looking at their pictures alone
Incredible: One child’s drawing of a green monster was transformed in to a large frog-like creature running away from colourful flames
Monster see, monster do: The end result appears 3D and would not be out of place on the big screen
That’s where The Monster Project steps in.
The team takes the drawings and gives them their own spin, bringing the pieces to life and making them appear like something out of an animated film.
‘Once their creations have taken shape, we bring them to life in our own artistic styles,’ The Monster Project wrote on their website.
‘Then, when we deliver these new interpretations back to the students in person, we are able to demonstrate new art techniques within their original creative context.’
Creative character: One child’s abstract character was brought to life in eccentric detail
Whole new world: This before and after depicted a whole new land dominated by monsters
Magical: While it is hard to tell what this drawing was before, the artists turned it in to a magic witch casting a spell in the forest
Before-and-after pictures show drawings of monsters, witches and aliens brought to life.
One child’s drawing showed a stick figure surrounded by red, blue and brown scribbles, that the artist translated to be a witch casting a spell in the forest.
Others were more similar, the artist simply elaborating on the child’s monster drawing to give it life-like features like fur or fangs.
Whimsical: This drawing of a little girl with wings was transformed in to an incredible night sky theme
Beware the tree: This child’s drawing of a haunted tree was brought to life in terrifying detail
Colourful: This rainbow scene sees a panda-like creature sitting on top of a purple mountain
The Monster Project Instagram page has more than 6,200 followers who praised the concept.
‘I’m in love with this project! I love seeing creativity in children,’ one person wrote.
The artists hope by delivering their pictures back to the children they can encourage them to pursue their creative potential.