April 23, 2013 (as excerpted from Windows Phone Blog)
In February, we celebrated the Kid’s Corner feature on Windows Phone by asking you to submit your children’s drawings in response to the following questions: “What do you wish your Windows Phone could do? How do you imagine yourself, your family, and others using your phone?” We received tons of amazing artwork from children all around the world, each one a whimsical creation that showed how Windows Phone can help unlock a child’s imagination.
Over the course of the past month, artist Dave DeVries has taken the winning drawings and painted them as realistically as possible. The results and their accompanying stories are below, and I think you will agree that they are a mix of striking, dramatic, cute, and remarkable. You can find more of Dave’s artwork at The Monster Engine, and you can learn more about Kid’s Corner at the Windows Phone website. (Click through the images to view them full-size!)
Audrey, age 7, and Jared, age 9 (as told by their mom): “One sketch shows an alien attacking a town, and a Windows Phone with lasers coming out of it that is attacking the alien. The other kid drew a superhero (‘Micro man’, or as she wrote, ‘mick row man’, short for ‘Microsoft man’) holding a Windows Phone, triumphant after winning against the alien.”
Noah, age 5 (as told by his father): “The attached picture shows my son Noah using our Windows Phone to remote control our bulldog who is called Dougie. He has been turned into ‘Robo-Dougie' and Noah is taking him for a walk whilst [controlling] his movement via the Windows Phone on a sunny day.”
Jessica, age 4: “My Windows Phone can make kitty monsters happy with music! The kitty monster gets real real happy and dances around flowers.”
Akriti, age 6: “I wish could call up the sun on the Windows Phone, to dry up all the rain and helps the flowers grow.”
Louie, age 5: Louie's mom says that Louie's design is the story of a lonely monster that wants to play. In the story, the lonely monster takes his Windows Phone and opens one of his favorite games. Then, the game’s characters come to life and jump out in front of the lonely monster to scare him, but the Windows Phone gives the lonely monster powers to become the hero!