Archive for ‘Motorcycle Art’

January 21, 2023


Glamor Gals

Most published illustrations are based on staged photographs. Norman Rockwell’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post we’re such examples. Here is a piece of work by one of his contemporaries Gil Elvgren, who was known for his pin-up girls as well as advertising illustrations for companies such as Brown & Bigelow. Many of his ladies ended up as nose art on WW2 bombers.

January 18, 2023

The Days are just Packed

A Tiger and his Boy

Between 1985 and 1995 cartoonist Bill Watterson created the wonderful duo of a mischievous six year boy and his imaginary feline companion. The newspaper strip was awaited for each day – especially when he was looking forward to his beanie hat. Here is someone’s reiteration of the pair haring down a hillside upon a motorcycle.

January 11, 2023

Fine Leaded Work

PreUnit Twin HB

Beautiful drawing of a classic Triumph engine. Quite special.

January 10, 2023

Illustrated Man

Street scene under the lamppost

– Nice artwork with an urban view of a ‘cyclist kicking his bike into life. Terraced housing descends into the distance.

January 5, 2023


Crease, fold .. repeat

Origami motorcycle – it reminds me of the paper folding instructions in the Rupert the Bear annuals I used to get every Christmas as a kid.

December 18, 2022


Crimson Cruiser

Māori Moto. Here’s Les Elmer’s renovated ‘29 BSA. Coming up to its centenary in a few years and looking good for it!

December 17, 2022

Lead Lines

Pencil Pracis

Quick sketch of an early seventies Bonnie. Perhaps I might add a little wad of color.

December 13, 2022

It’s getting Vetter all the time…

It couldn’t get much worse!

Todays scribble is an X75 Triumph. Craig Vetter’s custom roadster for the Meriden triple engine. Curvilinear orange lines.

December 12, 2022


Black on Black

Another sketch. This time “The Worlds Fastest Motorcycle”.

December 11, 2022


Ink and Wash

Trying some more quickfire thumbnails in my sketchbook. Color daubs and black pen linework.

November 26, 2022

Mega City riding’

Wrecking in Progress

More JD shenanigans. This time artist Steve Dillon brings the big guy on his Lawmaster to speed.

November 21, 2022

On my way!


Judge Dredd zooming off on his Lawmaster to some place in Mega City One where a crime is in progress. Work by the great Ron Smith.

April 2, 2022


Hack Comic

A new publication from the able mind of once 2000ad editor Steve Macmanus includes this wartime story of a mercenary fighter and his sidekick romping the lush Burmese jungle on a motorcycle combination.

January 31, 2022

Enter to Win

Florida Competition

– fill out the form and drop it in to your local Triumph dealer. Cool pencil drawing .

January 30, 2022

I’m gonna hit the highway like a battering ramOn a silver-black phantom bike

Death Rides Out

– old Judge Dredd mega zine covering featuring a Simon Bisley cover in homage to Meatloaf’s big selling album from ‘77. Judge Death “the crime is life, the sentence is death” blasts out of a grave. Superb artwork.