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Showing posts with label illustration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label illustration. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Monkey Tank Museum.

What could possibly go wrong...

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Leopard-Shaming.


Leopard-shaming, NB this is an extremely unrealistic leopard, this is why the other rather unrealistic animals are looking on disapprovingly. Say no to (jungle) bullying

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

The Wrestling

A friend mentioned the wrestling to me the other day - not ANY wrestling but the '70s 'World of Sport' style wrestling which ALWAYS uses the definite article. For some reason it was never just wrestling. It was THE wrestling!
Always reminds me of rainy Saturday afternoons as a child so these memories were whirling through my head when I drew it in my sketchbook. I *might* have taken a little bit of artistic licence (see who you can spot in the crowd!)

I've posted the original sketchbook piece below to give you a little peek behind the whole process. I drew it with a couple of Rotring art pens & a bit of strategic Sharpie. I've added some extra characters in the background digitally but most of the original pen work is still there then the colour was added in Photoshop.

(If you're fascinated by the whole era The Wrestling by Simon Garfield is really worth a read!)

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Cats & cassocks.



After seeing this viral clip the question is, where does Leo the cat go... here's my guess...

Thursday, 25 June 2020

'Walkies'

Villains are always the best fun to draw...

Overstretched

I drew this just before getting on my first bit of public transport for over 3 months. I spent so much time making myself small over lockdown, I'm a bit nervous how I'll manage to return to normal size...

Monday, 11 May 2020

Beserker Cats of the Fjords!



Sparked off from a tweet from the QI Elves about Vikings taking their cats on raids & having just drawn a rather lovely book about Vikings by bestselling Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon for Faber (no cats in there, but a rather lovely baby wolf!) I seem to have embarked on a whole series of pictures featuring 'Beserker Cats of the Fjords'.

I figured I'd put them all together in one place for your perusal.

I like Vikings AND cats so it's a bit of a win win







(Of course, the innate difficulties planning anything involving feline input led to the Old Norse phrase describing any difficult task which literally translates as "blöody hëll, this is like raiding with cats!")





Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Laugh Out Lobster!

I just drew this rather tickled Laugh-Out-Lobster logo for

A WRITE LAUGH!
A funny writing competition for kids with and Go to littletiger.co.uk/a-write-laugh to find out how to enter. Visit authorfy.com/masterclasses/ for tips from lots of brilliant funny authors.

Top Quality Nonsense!

Steve May - purveyor of TOP QUALITY NONSENSE™ at your service for all your illustrative & animation needs! You can see more work here & here & for animation go here

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Draw the Coronavirus

Here's my three attempts at cartoonist Martin Rowson's Draw The Coronavirus competition on Twitter to in conjunction with #MuseumFromHome to support the amazing
Cartoon Museum in London - you can donate here




St George's Day (behind the scenes)


Here's a little behind the scenes clip from my St George's Day picture of George & the Dragon enjoying a nice cuppa & a Jammie Dodger™

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The Bookmark project

Here's this years offering for Sharon Hattersley's Bookmark Project which runs every year to raise as much money as possible for Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe! This year I thought 'Who doesn't LOVE an acrobatic farting dacshshund?'

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

National Tea Day

Of course on #National Tea Day the ONLY question being asked is which is the best dunking biscuit?*
*obviously a jammy dodger is a stupid choice but what do you expect from a cat?
(Anyway, what's a cat doing drinking a cup of tea you FREAKS?!?!) 

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

New Viking series with Francesca Simon!

I'm very excited to announce that I'll be teaming up with best-selling 'Horrid Henry' author Francesca Simon for a new series for Faber & Faber which "features a marauding band of terrible Vikings, led by terror twins Hack and Whack, who are adored by their parents for being the worst Vikings in the village" 

I'm very excited to be working with Francesca, 
I've already caught myself laughing out loud at the text which is ALWAYS the best sign and I'm relishing the chance of bringing Hack and Whack's terrible exploits to life. (Getting to draw a baby wolf called Bitey Bitey is also a magnificent bonus too!)

Here's a link the the article at The Bookseller

Pancake Day!

On #shrovetuesday do you EVER think about pancakes with vertigo? No - because it’s ALL about you isn’t it?!?

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Yule Cat says "BÖO!"

Jólakötturin, the Icelandic Yule Cat is 'a vicious cat who lurks about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eats people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.'(!)

Praying you ALL get new socks this year!