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Showing posts with label character design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label character design. Show all posts

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Nickelodeon designs

Here's a selection of designs I produced for some stings for Nickelodeon a few months back for Picasso Pictures. The stings were all based around 'Awards You Won't See' - everything from 'Biggest Birthday Cake','Brightest Smile', 'Juiciest Stunt' to 'Crunchiest Eyeball'(!) so my brief was to design characters & scenarios for the various sequences.
Clients included Nintendo, Hot Wheels, Crest & Toyota

Monday, 4 April 2016

...& the devil in a black dress watches over...

I'm rather fond of a devil & a recent conversation reminded me of the line from Temple of Love by The Sisters of Mercy mentioning the 'devil in a black dress' so I thought it'd be a shame not to depict one.

More devils?

Go here!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Friday, 27 June 2014

Happy Tramp

A while back I was approached by Inbetweeners movie director Ben Palmer & Zeppotron co-founder Neil Webster who were in the process of launching Happy Tramp, a new independent production company specialising in scripted narrative comedy to design a logo which would work for print in various formats with the idea of making it move at a later stage.

Armed with only a copious amount of extra strength lager (for research purposes) I initially sketched out a few ideas... & we fairly quickly decided on the finished logo. I tried a few handwritten typefaces but we settled on trusty old Gill Sans
 After the Special Brew hangover died down a few months later I took the character & directed & animated the short clip. I sent the guys an initial animatic to which they replied -

Thanks for this. We've got a lot of notes...
1. We love it.

Why aren't ALL jobs as fun  painless as this?

You can see the clip here

Happy Tramp from Steve May on Vimeo.

Friday, 11 April 2014


Be nice to each other y'hear? x

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Mind that seagull!

Some experimental colouring in with beasties & cross seagulls*

*seagulls ALWAYS look cross

Friday, 3 January 2014

Chicken Hat

Quasi-religious bird based titfer... every home should have one

Friday, 23 August 2013

Long yetis & short yetis...

I've been colouring in yetis on holiday, who knows what yetis look like anyway?

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

National Orgasm Day

Hot on the heels of National Hot Dog Day the other week, yes, apparently it exists, go on treat yerself! x

(I did these for a pitch the other week. I liked them. The client didn't. Their loss.)

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Thursday critturs

Ok,  haven't posted for ages - been very busy - must do better!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Inside Housing Magazine

I drew some angry shouting folk (& dog) for Inside Housing Magazine last month, in the 'Advent of Unwanted Gifts' frenzy pre Xmas I didn't get round to posting it. I've posted it now. Happy New Year everybody*!

*Yes, you too!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Noir bar

Noir bar - with disembodied gangster & moll.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Hot Dogs

Mmmmm... some tasty new seaside-based work served with a healthy dollop of sauce 'n' pomade

(click to view closer as usual)

(not many animals were harmed in the process)


Monday, 27 February 2012


It's Onomatopaeia Monday™ folks!*

(*this is a made up day, any resemblance to any other day living or dead is purely coincidental, don't all start going out to buy Hallmark cards for the occasion)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Animated promo - 'Simple Life' by Sam Frank

I'm very excited about being able to put a link to my brand new animated promo that I just completed for Sam Frank's debut single Simple life - you can see it here