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Monster Project 2016


Monster Project By Zaq Dayton

What is the The Monster Project? The Monster Project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists who share a common goal: to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential. Essentially, children from elementary schools are invited to draw a monster, give it a name and personality traits, and then hand it over to The Monster Project. Then, the drawings are handed over to professional designers and artists to create a more detailed rendition of the child's monster. This is the monster I created for my assigned child.

First and foremost, I sketched out my monster with pencil on paper. I drew the main outlines, and then decided to ink the monster using a drawing tablet in Photoshop. Most of my time inking was spent on the detail in hair, as I believed this was a very important area for my monster to really shine. Since my assigned child did not include a lot of detail in the monster's body, I wanted to focus strictly on the monster's head, face, and hair.

After spending the majority of my time inking my monster and adding details not included in the originally sketch, I added color to my monster. I didn't want to completely change the colors of my monster. What I wanted to do was keep the colors that the child included in his original drawing. With that said, I had to work with shades of magenta, turquoise, as well as brown. I believe these colors actually aided with the creepiness of the monster.

The Monster Project
Graphic Design, Illustration, Print Design
The Monster Project 2016 Zaq Dayton's Partner
The Monster Project 2016 Zaq Dayton's Sketch
The Monster Project 2016 Zaq Dayton's Line Art
The Monster Project 2016 Zaq Dayton's Final Monster