This week’s image combines two of The Artist’s Passions ~ art and motorcycling.
He has always drawn and painted motorbikes, or parts thereof, (as the folio cases and canvases stashed in the attic bear witness) and has actually built a couple. Over the years he’s owned many, moderating every one, to improve performance and make it more aesthetically pleasing. He calls it ‘fettling’ ~ and sometimes man just has to fettle!
Whilst at Plymouth College of Art and Design, studying Creative Digital Art, Martin taught himself how to use ‘Illustrator’. He bought a book and, throughout the summer vacation, sat indoors at his computer, learning to drive the programme.
For his first project, in which he used a range of techniques, he chose a subject that he knew well. He had an idea about marrying a 1930’s motorcycle engine with a modern technology, so he designed one ~ sketching, scanning and manipulating the image, to produce this:
VOS #14 BSA V TWIN
From imagination to pencil sketch to digital painting. Incredible!
And if he built it, the bike would actually work.
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