Yesterday whilst wrestling with a particularly tricky piece of drawing which refused to turn out right, I'm convinced I was visited once again by my illustrational alter-ego & nemesis Monsieur Mains de Merde.
Fresh from an alternate dimension of 'crummy drawing' he occasionally* takes over & magically gives me a dubious fictional character based excuse for my own ineptitude.
*To some of my detractors & anyone else who's rejected / ignored my work I realise this may seem to be more than 'occasional' visitations, but as this is my blog, devoted to plugging my work let's draw a veil over them
During the recent rather sultry nights my subconscious has been rather errmmm, 'fruity'! In response to a dream about a leather amphitheatre (yes, call my therapist etc.) I decided this would make a great name for a fictional metal band so here's a couple of sketches of the members of aforementioned outfit.
Best band in the world! (as the NME would hyperbolize)
Monster fact : Bloodthirsty monsters always have Wednesdays off to catch up on laundry / e-mails etc.
Here is a candid pen & ink picture of a monster washing his smalls (the artist was nearly devoured in the process of drawing this, monsters are NOTORIOUSLY touchy - I don't make this sh*t up you know!)
Steve May is an animation director & freelance illustrator based in London (UK). He was born in sunny Hastings & spent his childhood drawing lots of things & discovering interesting ways of injuring himself.
He still draws lots but injures himself less regularly these days.