Playlist: Metallica's "Motorbreath" "Phantom Lord"
Since 2006, I've been running "Monster Drawing" sessions at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, where I teach Illustration courses part-time. I put on homemade monster masks & costumes and pose for life-drawing students while playing guitar for 2 hour sessions. I can't see my hands, and keep my eyes closed anyways because it gets hot in the masks and the sweat stings my eyes. So, I'm aware there are plenty of mistakes; I totally screwed up "Walk, Don't Run" at the end of this video. I'm self-taught and play by ear, and was too lazy to learn the names of the strings or notes, or tablature.
I'm really honored that "Monster Drawing" has become a part of Accepted Students Days at MassArt, where high school seniors already accepted for admission to MassArt can visit the school again and draw real live MONSTERS!
I thought it'd be funny to ask my girlfriend Sheila to shoot a video of "Monster Drawing" so non-MassArt people at home could draw a Real Live Monster, too. Thanks a million, Sheila! Our Boston Terrier, Frankenstein, makes a special appearance in this video. More "Monster Drawing" videos are in the works.