Motorcycle Art

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  1. Sandi T

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    #41 Sandi T, Jan 25, 2022
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    I agree with you on the vibe of the paintings, and I love them, too, @Iron. These may be my favorites so far. And his Schwinn "Stingray" is terrific!
     
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  2. Iron

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    "Monsters that mean business" Ed Roth's business card

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    #43 Iron, Jan 28, 2022
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    This is Jeff McCann, probably the guy you've never heard of who was an absolute giant in all areas of motorcycle art.

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    He started off building his own bikes in the 60s and saw the potential in supplying custom parts - "shed built" by Hipsters with their Hitler Youth haircuts and beards isn't new.
    So he starts up his parts business with his mate Chris. Hence CJ Custom Cycle Parts.

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    He was also a photographer and set up a studio for custom bike and parts photos in his garage. His real talent after building bikes was his talent for painting them. He was Arlen Ness' go to guy for some of the most elaborate paintwork that was ever seen at the time. He signed his artwork 'motorcycles forever' on many a well known builder's bike.

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    He's gone now but his kids keep his flame alight
    https://www.facebook.com/JeffMcWontMcCannRip/

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    Go check his hundreds of builds, photos, paintjobs on his flicker page

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/190078

    I know there's some serious artwork on bikes these days by some very very excellent artists but it all started with Jeff McCann, the all round seriously good biker Geezer you've now heard of.
     
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    #44 Iron, Jan 29, 2022
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    Nothing to add about this Yorkshireman's art. Paul Sample is the well known illustrator of Ogri

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    Thousands of us would stare at his pictures, first in Bike Magazine and later in Back Street Heroes, trying to see all the smutty details in the background. But mostly enjoy the adventures of Ogri, Malcolm, his dog Kickstart and the wonderfully sexy Mitzi

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    Not all of his art revolved around bikes but when it did

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    Not all of his work revolved around the, well, when it did

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    But Ogri and his bike Armageddon was the real attraction in his art

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    Go find some art to buy
    http://www.paulsample-ogri.co.uk/Paul Sample.html
     
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  5. DCS900

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    He did the cover art for Tom Sharpe novels... like Blott on the landscape and Wlit... but Ogri et al was always the best!
     
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    #46 Iron, Jan 30, 2022
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    A guy from my old Stomping Ground. Although I don't think I know him (it's all a bit hazy) but I will catch up one day. He shows his work locally so I may run up there to have a chat.
    This is Kevin Ash's work, it's just the job.

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    He does commissions and all the hot rod, tattoo type stuff. But his motorcycle drawings are great.

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    These are the type of guys to pick up some original art from. He'll either become really famous with his art not affordable or will move onto something else and it'll never be available again. Either way it'll be a shame not to have some of his stuff on the wall.

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    I don't think his websites are going any more but his facebook thingy is

    https://www.facebook.com/artistkevinash/

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    Get him to do your bike, ol' lady or your car. Or just buy one you like. You know you want to:imp:
     
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    Loved the Ian cater pics and ogri is just so memorable, always turned to the back page first, I find a lot of the harley chop art overly sentimental with the eagles and nonsense.
     
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    Wow, love this guys drawings, @Iron. There are certainly some very talented and skilled artists out there! Keep this thread rolling.......
     
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    #49 Iron, Jan 31, 2022
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    Scott Jacobs, one of the more established US artists. Sell more, cost more, who knows. This New Jersey born South Dakota (I've no idea where these places are) artist certainly produces some of the very best colourful photorealism pictures.

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    He's HD's officially licenced artist along with Chevrolet and Ford. He's also licenced with Elvis Presley Enterprises and with Marylin Monroe Estates. Nice.

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    He used to do a lot of chrome work, not quite up to Hajime Sorayama's stuff, but bloody nice

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    Go have a look
    https://jacobsgalleryshop.com/product-category/artists/scott-jacobs/
    Deep pockets required if you'd like an original or two

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    Scott Jacobs' work is amazing, @Iron! I know I've seen it many times but didn't know the artist. Here's some U.S. Geography for the day. Also, Sturgis is in South Dakota way towards the southwestern very close to Wyoming.

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    And to get a sense of scale, @Iron......

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    Takes me back to Easyriders mags with Dave Mann :cool:

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    Hans Sures, a London based chap who is really getting to be an expert at what he does. The way the colours are laid down is really quite difficult to achieve.

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    I like how he frames his subjects, they give a sort of intimate quality with a story in there somewhere

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    Another one to go look at and break open the piggy banks for

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    I quite like Sures' style, Iron. :heart_eyes:
     
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    Cor, quite like those. I've never seen these before. Really has captured it all in those pictures. Nearly every painting brings back a memory.

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    I couldn’t see Nerg the nail.
     
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    I've just done the new tyres thing so you can guarantee he'll be waiting for me once I get out there

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    The Ogri Hell for Leather board game can be yours if you're willing to pay the price - £100!
     
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    I vote for you to run the forum from now on! :D
     
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    #60 Iron, Feb 3, 2022
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    Not much to say about this guy. Peter Hutton. He does mostly car illustrations but the freehand details are fine indeed on his motorcycle studies

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    You can order prints and greetings cards I think. Just the job if that happens to be the thing you need

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    Go have a peep, and while you're there tell him I sent you. On his site hit the 'products' tab and click A1 prints. The cars are scrumptious. Enjoy

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