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Fantastic art: What children’s drawings would look like if it were painted realistically

Illustrator Dave DeVries has explored the idea of what the result would be if he used children’s paintings as base for paintings. The result is pure awesomeness.

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.

The projects site seems to be down at the moment, so this link post links to Elezea.com, the blog where I found out about this.

Via David Paulsson and Björn Persson on twitter.

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