Flat tracker drawings

NervousNovice125G

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Hi guys, I'm Mark the original nervous novice.
As much as I desired to make it in the pro ranks, my natural talent wasn't turning left at Ascot.
Yet I could always draw. I'm in my 60s now and draw for fun.
I would like to share some of my drawings. I'll start with a couple of my friend's bikes.

charliesAstro_2021.jpgricks750_2020.jpg
 
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oupa

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Hmmmmm :unsure:

The wheels are turning in my head. That can often be a problem. :rolleyes:

Awesome talent Fred!
TE
 

NervousNovice125G

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How much time I spend on a drawing depends on the bike. Just the engine alone can take many days to draw, sometimes a week.
Once I have the engine drawn, I can fit it into different frames. Most of my drawings are bikes from the 70s.
triumphEngine2.jpg
triumphEngine.jpg
 

rats

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Dec 14, 2020
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Nice welds!

What's your preferred medium? I mean, I can see your work is ... what do you call it? Software facilitated? It's good stuff, thanks for the Show & Tell.

James rats
 

fred cuba

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i dont think i can aford what i want its a one off thanks for your time have a merry chritmas fred
 

NervousNovice125G

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Nice welds!

What's your preferred medium? I mean, I can see your work is ... what do you call it? Software facilitated? It's good stuff, thanks for the Show & Tell.

James rats
I use Adobe Illustrator. It is all line vector, meaning no pixels, can be enlarged to any size with no loss. So I blend one shape into another shape. I end up with thousands or shapes in each drawing.vector_husky_sample.jpg
 

jerry57g

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Those are definitely NOT amateur drawings!!! Regardless of your riding ability. Very very nice!
 

rats

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Holy moley, that's interesting. Thanks for the underlying ... uh, lines. Contour borders. Structural underpinnings? What do you call them, anyway?

You're really, really good, obviously. Thanks again for showing us your stuff. Also, yeah, that's a fine Husqvarna. I appreciate that you included the dirt and worn engine paint.
 

Little Fauss

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I used to race flat track, have a degree in graphic design and worked as an illustrator for a reprographics firm years ago. I've done some flat track artwork before, but compared to you, I'm a yellow plate junior and you're a national number. Great work!
 
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NervousNovice125G

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Dec 10, 2020
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I used to race flat track, have a degree in graphic design and worked as an illustrator for a reprographics firm years ago. I've done some flat track artwork before, but compared to you, I'm a yellow plate junior and you're a national number. Great work!
Thanks for the kind words.
Here is my latest. Now I can strip it down and make a flat tracker.1968-yamaha-dt1-250.jpg