Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Speed


This is a drawing I did for Illustration Friday, a site designed to inspire artist creativity. Last Friday, the topic announcement was "SPEED". So here is my drawing. Done with Pen, Brush, and ink. What influenced the topic was an art exhibit in Pontiac that was all about Biker Art.
I was most inspired by the Artwork of Spain Rodriguez, an underground comics artist. I also remember from my Coast Guard days the art of Dave Mann . The guys in the Engine Room were mostly bikers. Click on the drawing for enlarged view.

12 comments:

HARDWAX said...

Very sharp work!

Alina Chau said...

coool illo

Rrramone said...

Tim, nice job!

Queen Tut said...

Kool sketch!

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Well done, Tim.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by my site, too.

Vince Wai said...

Nice artwork!

Joe_the_Troll said...

Pretty sweet! I like your style, even though the subject matter isn't my thing. Bikes look cool, but my doctor says I'm allergic to asphalt at over 50 mph.

If I ever get my book written, I'll talk to you about illustrations!

Tim said...

Thanks for the comments all, and Joe, I'd love to do it depending on the subject matter.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Hahaha. This is pretty cool. I like the stark black and white lines.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Coast Guard? Was it an armed vessel?

Did you perform your duties armed?

Tim said...

Chuang,
i was rarely ever armed. I did, however, qualify on the .45 automatic, and 12 ga. shotgun. US Coast Guard (back then, anyway) was more about search and rescue. None of the ships I was on (Buoy tender, Icebreaker) had heavy guns. I am, along with the CUG (see comment #6) a "gun nut", and own several rifles, including a MAK 90 (sporterized AK 47), 30.06 Remington 742 woodsmaster deer rifle, 3 .22 rifles, and a black powder mussleloader that I use for primitive firearms deer season. I also own a Browning compound bow for hunting deer during bow and arrow season. With all the traveling I do, I have not been able to get out hunting for a couple of years and am missing it terribly! I am currently looking at new shotguns, because I sold my old 12 ga. pump this winter (Mossberg 500) and am looking to upgrade to a better model. Any ideas, JimmyB?

shoprat said...

You're not a bad artist at all. Keep drawing.