100 Monsters

100 Monsters - student project

100 Monsters - image 1 - student project I am so excited about this Monsters Project. It feels endlessly creative.  There are so many monsters to make, and so much inspiration out there for monster characteristics!

 

I started with a Brainstorm exercise:100 Monsters - image 2 - student project

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I took photos of things that looked like monsters to me... Inspired by shape, texture, and Monster-like qualities in everyday things.

 

Here is a ghost on a river rock! The eyes and mouth are tree sap!100 Monsters - image 3 - student project100 Monsters - image 4 - student project100 Monsters - image 5 - student project100 Monsters - image 6 - student project100 Monsters - image 7 - student project

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I like the shapes in the power plant below, and the steam or smoke coming out of it.  It is big and daunting with many tube like "arms", reminds me of a monster.

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I was really inspired by the curving shapes of this plant. I especially admire the "tail" look on each form. Also, the texture reminds me of skin...for a monster!

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 These jelly fish texture, veins, color, and transluescent quality remind me of monster.100 Monsters - image 15 - student project

 

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I made some food monsters!  This was so funny, I am going to make more.100 Monsters - image 17 - student project100 Monsters - image 18 - student project100 Monsters - image 19 - student project100 Monsters - image 20 - student project

 

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I created these bad boys from trash I found at the Dog Beach! 100 Monsters - image 24 - student project100 Monsters - image 25 - student project100 Monsters - image 26 - student project100 Monsters - image 27 - student project

 

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Collage Monsters.  These were really fun to make because sometimes I would laugh so hard at what I just made.  Also fun because I used some old traffic tickets and paper work, and it felt good to layer annoying documents under the monsters, like the monsters grew from the annoying documents, or maybe they ate the documents?-100 Monsters - image 28 - student project100 Monsters - image 29 - student project100 Monsters - image 30 - student project100 Monsters - image 31 - student project100 Monsters - image 32 - student project100 Monsters - image 33 - student project

 

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I made these monsters with a lot of random art supplies/materials.  Whatever I had really.  Crayons, glitter, white-out, house paint, markers, ink, colored pencils, sharpies.  Very fun.100 Monsters - image 34 - student project100 Monsters - image 35 - student project100 Monsters - image 36 - student project100 Monsters - image 37 - student project100 Monsters - image 38 - student project100 Monsters - image 39 - student project

 

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These next monsters were inspired by money, so they are "Money Monsters".  Acrylic & ink on old paper .

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Exploring some traditional style monsters, such as vampires, ghosts, devils, werewolf, sasquatch

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These monsters are made on unconventional papers, mostly scrap paper, newspaper, phone book, old magazine pages with photos.100 Monsters - image 49 - student project

 

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Megan Hellier
Art, Design, Illustration
Teacher