Archive for ‘Motorcycle Art’

March 15, 2023

Confounding Contraptions

Heath Robinson

Whenever overly complicated and seemingly unnecessarily contrived machines are required then there in no one better call than from the drawing desk of cartoonist William Heath Robinson. His whimsical inventions were improbable, rickety machine barely kept going by incessant tinkering.

March 9, 2023

Black Lightning 1952

Molly & James

Listening to Richard Thompson’s most well known piece this image came to mind so I had to scribble it down.

February 27, 2023

Man Activated by Compu-puncture Hyperpower

John Probe

A direct ripoff of the Six Million Dollar Man was introduced in 2000AD. A secret agent with computer brain implants strengthened by acupuncture. Wizard boffins in MI6! Here he chases a terrorist riding a Triumph Trident. Hmm, the belligerent is firing the Uzi with his throttle hand.

February 22, 2023

Pen & Wash


Steam Driven Car – aka Das Kleine Wunder — “the little marvel”. Not my work but of an I’ll that I a drawn to (excuse the pun!)

February 18, 2023


Triton in pencil

Glorious drawing by artist Colin Murdoch of this classic cafe racer borne from a Triumph pre-unit engine married to a Norton featherbed frame.

February 13, 2023

House Chores

Accruing Points

“Mid sixties and no”

February 8, 2023

The Boy who wanted to Fly


Street artist from the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago had a show on at the Elmhurst Art Museum. His street graffiti style depicts a youth with bird mask, a person who is able to find or escape to their freedom by placing them in a different reality. Here’s a canvas of him cruising on a low rider.

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.