VILLAGE SCHOOL MONSTER EXPLOSION



Good afternoon. Hey, remember when I told you about drawing Monsters at the Village School in Pacific Palisades a few weeks ago? Well, teacher Margot Mandel and her students took one of those Monsters, made it into a big honking banner -- which they're submitting to Katherine Josten's  "Global Art Project" at the Tucson Art Center where they know me -- and added Monsters of their own to it. How many Monsters? Conservative estimates put it in the bazillion range. 

And what an amazing job they did of it, too!
You can click on the image for a larger version:

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Check out the great effect they got! I never would've thought of putting small Monsters on the big guy's face. It looks like a porcelain pattern! A Delft Monster! (Oooh, in fact... take a look!) And how about those great little details?

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Incredible, right? I mean... just mind-blowing!

And speaking of porcelain -- oh, see, it's all coming together now -- when I visited the school, we were joined by Ms. Sidman's class from Palisades Elementary, where I had given a drawing demo a few years back. They made Monsters of their own, and friend of the Monsters Karen Linderman painted them onto a class platter! (You may remember Karen as the person who invited me to make the Topanga Film Festival Monster.)

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That's a hell of a platter right there! I love the colors, too! Nice to see that not all Monsters are black and white purists.

Thank you to the whole Pacific Palisades Monster Enclave! You made my day! 344 LOVES YOU

 

12 Comments

  • ching
    13 April 2010 6:32 pm

    WOW, amazing work. I want a poster!! Children are such purists. I am trying to get back to that mind set. Thank you for sharing this.

  • 13 April 2010 7:03 pm

    STUNNING–I’d love to see this on fabric!

  • 13 April 2010 7:26 pm

    Wow, those monsters first monsters that you have drawn (I remember the birth of them!) have produced so many lovely offsprings! They found a particular resonnance in children’s minds.
    Wonderful Stefan!

  • 13 April 2010 8:46 pm

    Children and their teacher! I think the credit for the overall composition goes to her in this case. I’m still buzzing from this.

  • 13 April 2010 8:50 pm

    They are a surprisingly fertile bunch, the Monsters. It’s that 6-6-18 ink I’m using. (Either that or I just got really lucky. :^)

  • 13 April 2010 8:50 pm

    Oh yeah! That would be really cool!

  • Rose
    16 April 2010 12:27 am

    WHAT THE HEY.
    This is awesome beyond words… Amazing work, all of you!

  • 16 April 2010 12:28 am

    Crazy, right?! :^D

  • kfield6@socal.rr.com
    17 April 2010 11:02 am

    Amazing and magical Monster synergy there! Each one has a great story! The little white ones on the big head… how would have thought? Well done!!

  • 17 April 2010 1:59 pm

    Right? So great! And so beautifully done, too!

  • 30 April 2010 12:41 pm

    This Blog is great!! All these creatures bring me back to good old school days where I use to doodle away on my notes during class. When I come across some of my own creations I will surely submit them!!!

  • 30 April 2010 1:15 pm

    Thank you very much, Court! I’m glad the Monsters are working some time travel magic on you! :^)

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