*New Works*

At last year’s Malle Mile we were lucky to be right next to the action with our camera for what turned out to be the first muddy Mile and this year we were back exhibiting at ‘Art of the Machine’ with a series of drawings from those rain-soaked races, celebrating the riders and their unwavering enthusiasm despite the weather! 

We created 4 drawings, packed with detail, and honestly it was a tough challenge trying to narrow down what would make it into the series from the 1000s of photos we had from the event.

All four original pencil drawings are for sale at £300 each and Limited Edition Giclée prints are on pre-order at £35 each. Prices don’t include shipping costs. 

You can find the original drawings here and the Limited Edition Giclée prints here.

And we’ll be donating 20% of each sale of these drawings or prints to Two Wheels For Life.

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*New Artwork*

We’re continuing with commissions during this lockdown period, and this is another recently finished work, ‘Where Next?’

This Triumph Tiger 800 belongs to Caroline Lunnon who recently completed a 15 month round the world trip. Click on the image to read about her journey.

pencil drawing of a Triumph motorcycle

“Photographed this Triumph Tiger 800 on the day Caroline rode it to Belgium, so the bike’s loaded up for another trip, much like it had been for the 15 months Caroline rode around the world. A dull day, overcast, and time short as Caz had a day’s ride ahead, we took as many photos as we could, trying all angles and moving her crash helmet around the bike. As soon as we dropped down behind the pannier the personality of the bike and the rider just fell into place, and the story of their journey around the world, the reason for the commission, started to come across in the image.

Those stickers, the personalized crash helmet, the hand painted 800, and the prayer flags made for a long landscape drawing that presented challenge after challenge to make all these focal points into a fluid image. It’s a bold statement of a motorbike, and rider, with a very personal, and still ongoing story.”

‘Where Next?’ will be made available as a Limited Edition print once we can get this drawing professionally photographed ready for Giclée printing.

In the meantime, we’re still working in our studio, under Covid19 measures to ensure a safe environment for us and the work we send out, so if you want to discuss a commission please get in touch or catch up with us on Facebook as we take a closer look at what goes into our unique motorcycle drawings.

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*New Artwork*

This recent commission of a beautifully understated Triumph Bonneville T100 is titled ‘Bonnie in Black’, and will be made available as a Limited edition print once we can get it to the photographer’s. 

pencil drawing of a Triumph motorcycle

“This good-looking Triumph Bonneville T100 is one of those understated bikes. Customized and edited with a careful eye, this is a bike that’s well-loved, but ridden, like a Triumph’s meant to be.

I know this bike, thought I was familiar with it, but once we parked up on the waterfront and started photographing this bike, I realized what a beautiful job the owner’s done. It’s got a quiet style to it, doesn’t scream ‘look at me’ but when you spend a moment with it you kinda want to take it home!

The black tank without the badge makes the lines of this bike stronger and it just begged to become a long landscape drawing. Balancing the dominance of the black with the reflections of the historic waterfront took time, it’s a busy image, but I think I brought something of this bike’s beauty to life on the paper.”

In the meantime we’re continuing to work in our studio. We’ve got measures in place to ensure it’s a safe environment, whether we’re drawing or sending out artworks and prints, with cleaning and sanitizing our absolute priority to keep both us and you safe.

We’re also using our Facebook page to share details of our drawings and some drawing exercises with you while we can’t be face-to-face, so go take a read or pick up the pencils and have a go yourself.

And stay safe folks.

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*COVID-19 UPDATE

We’re continuing to work during these unusual times – we are a small business with a studio that is not open to the public, so isolation is pretty easy for us, but nonetheless we are taking extra measures to ensure our workspace continues to be a safe environment with regular and extensive cleaning.

All commissions and shipping products are being handled with the same precautionary measures and we’ve been in touch with our Fine Art printers who create and ship our Open Edition prints and are wholly reassured that they have measures in place to protect your well-being and safety. We want to give you the opportunity to decorate those four walls you’re going to be staring at for the foreseeable future with some beautifully drawn, insanely detailed motorcycle art, so we’re giving a 25% discount on all Open Edition print sales for the next two weeks. Use the code ‘SPRINGFORWARD‘ at the checkout in our online store.

We’ll continue to plan for the many shows we’re booked for this year, but as this situation develops and many of those shows are postponed or canceled we’ll be developing new ways to replace that face-to-face engagement with our fellow motorcycle and art enthusiasts.

We’ll be creating a mailing list over on our Facebook page for those who want to stay informed on the new ways we’ll be sharing our ongoing work with you while we can’t meet in person at shows. So please sign up with us, we promise we won’t drown your inbox! Use the Facebook desktop platform to see the ‘Newsletter Signup’ tab, or you can get in touch through the ‘Contact‘ page here on our site.

We’re currently fully booked on commissions until the end of May, so any new commissions won’t be started until the beginning of June. So if you’d like to talk to us about a commission please do get in touch; quite often we work from client’s photos but hopefully we’ll be back out and about with our cameras too.

Thank you for continuing to work with us and we’ll keep you up-to-date of any new changes.

Until we can all get back out there and ride again, stay well.

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*WOMEN IN MOTORCYCLING EXHIBITION’

We’re really excited to be a part of the ‘Women in Motorcycling Exhibition’ this coming April, on the 25th at Tutbury Castle, in Staffordshire. You can find details about the show here.

We’ll be there doing our thing, exhibiting new original pencil motorcycle drawings, with prints for sale, and live drawing too, ready to hang out and talk bikes and art. 

From chatting to so many of you at previous live drawing events it’s clear that quite a few of you would love to have a go at drawing for yourselves. So this year at some of our live drawing events we’ll be offering the chance to have a go at drawing – we’ll show you and help you with the basic elements of some drawing techniques so you can have a go at drawing motorbikes, or at least smaller, manageable parts of them. 

We’ll be working on our insanely detailed hyperrealistic drawings at the show, but we’ll also have two sessions where you’ll have the opportunity to get a feel for the materials we use and try out some drawing techniques, creating on paper what you see in front of you. 

So whether you’re a complete novice or an accomplished artist, we want to sit and sketch with you, share some skills and create motorcycle art together.

We’re looking forward to meeting new faces at the exhibition as well as catching up with some familiar ones, it promises to be a great show, so see you there!

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*BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT*

Tomorrow’s Turkey Day and while we like to give thanks every day for having motorcycles in our lives, as the holiday season kicks in it’s time to spread the joy with others who love bikes too!

So we’re giving you a 25% discount on all original motorcycle drawings and prints, and this ‘Thank You’ starts Thursday through Saturday, so eat, drink and browse to your heart’s desire, there’s no rush.

Just use the code FORTHELOVEOFBIKES and fill your basket with stunning, insanely detailed hand drawn motorcycle art that looks equally at home in the office as it does in the bike garage. Then sit back or grab your keys and go enjoy the rest of the weekend as we take care of it for you. 

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*2019 WINTER WARMER*

In just a few weeks time we’ll be Poulson Creative’s ‘2019 WINTER WARMER’ with some of our original artworks and prints for sale as well as live drawing so you can see how these insanely realistic motorcycle drawings are created.

The awesome guys at Poulson Creative are offering 10% off everything in store, and in keeping with that warm Christmas spirit we’ll be extending that offer to all artwork and print sales, commissions and print orders at the event as well as in our online store on the day.

So if you’re in the area swing in, grab a mince pie and a coffee, have a browse and chat about bikes, get some great Christmas gifts or just shop for yourself.

And if you can’t come see us, fill up those Christmas stockings from our online store all through the day with the code ‘XMASWINTERWARMER’ in the comfort of your own home and leave the rest to us!

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*New Artwork*

This recent commission has yet to be fittingly titled; it’s Jacqui Furneaux’s Royal Enfield Classic 500cc Bullet. Bought in India and ridden round the world, this bike was an absolute pleasure to draw. Packed with history, personality, and enough patina to make any custom builder drool, this Enfield was one of the best subjects for an artist to draw.

Royal Enfield classic 500 bullet motorcycle drawing pencil art photorealistic sketch

This is just our own studio shot; once it’s been photographed ready for Giclée printing the original is going to its owner and we’ll be releasing a limited print run of this unique motorcycle. As it’s a Classic 500 it seems fitting that this will be a limited edition print run of 500. Print number one is already spoken for but if you’d like to order one of these prints please get in touch

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*All Ride Show 2019*

We’re getting ready to take us and our artworks over to Prague next week to be part of the All Ride Show 2019 and we can’t wait! We’ll have our original motorcycle pencil drawings on show and Rolling Road prints for sale, and we’ll be sat live drawing, surrounded by beautiful bikes and great company for three days – how perfect can one weekend get?!

If you’re in the city that weekend visit the show and come and have a chat about motorcycles, art, and how badly we speak Czech! Hope to see you there.

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*Overland Event 2019*

We’ll be live drawing at this year’s Overland Event in Oxfordshire from Thurs 29 Aug through Sunday 1 Sept and exhibiting and selling our original motorcycle drawings and Fine Art prints.

We’ll be drawing traveller, motorcyclist and author Jacqui Furneaux‘s Classic 500 Royal Enfield Bullet, a wholly individual and unique bike with a truly interesting history.

Jacqui Furneaux Royal Enfield Classic 500 Bullet

With a huge range of talks and presentations, motorcycle travel films, test rides, an indoor bike show and live music, plus a range of international food and drink, it’s heaven for anyone with a motorcycle and a sense of adventure.

We’ll post work-in-progress photos of the drawing over on our Instagram page so if you can’t make the show you can see how this drawing comes together.

If you are lucky enough to be part of this year’s event swing by our stand and let’s chat about bikes, travel and art!

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*Open Weekend – Redmax Speedshop*

We’ll be Redmax Speedshop this weekend on 10 and 11th August, taking part in their “Retro Roast Up 5′ with our original drawings and prints.

If you’ve never been down to Redmax it’s well worth the visit even aside from everything extra that weekend. The ride through Devon is sweet and Steve’s Speedshop is a dream for anyone who loves bikes, packed full of machines to fall in love with and the knowledge Steve has will keep you talking all day.

We’ll be there with a few or our original motorcycle pencil drawings and a range of our Fine Art prints, but we’ll also have our camera on hand if you think you might want to commission a drawing of your own pride and joy. 

So take a ride, there’ll be food, music, art, bikes, and people who love to talk about bikes all day – pretty much the perfect weekend!

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*Summer Weekend Sale*

We’re taking off for a weekend of fun at the Malle Mile in the fields surrounding Kevington Hall, so we’re passing on some of that summer weekend joy in the form of a sale on all Giclée prints in our online shop. 

Follow the link in our shop and enter the code ‘HAYFEVER2019’ for a 15% discount.

Sale is on til Monday, so go ride, relax and shop at your leisure, you’ve got all weekend!

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*Malle Mile 2019 –  Art of the Machine*

We’re excited to be at the Malle Mile‘s 2019 ‘The Art of the Machine’ exhibition as part of their weekend of racing, music, and motorcycle culture at Kevington Hall.

pencil drawing motorcycle art BSA sunbeam brough superior

We’re exhibiting three of our original pencil drawings for you to get up close and personal with, and we’ll be on hand to chat about the work, the bikes, and all that’s taking place over what promises to be a fantastic weekend, pretty much motorcycle heaven!

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*New Print Release*

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Motorcycle photorealistic pencil drawing

‘Ridden in Tribute’
2019
Limited Edition Giclée Print 
on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm Paper
of a Drawing by Lou Sprockett

“This Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition is one of only 1000 motorcycles created in tribute to the 125cc motorcycle “The Flying Flea’ made by Royal Enfield to be deployed by parachute for the Airborne Pegasus Regiment behind enemy lines during the Second World War. 

From its vintage colors and graphics to the carefully designed saddlebags made to reflect the parachutes used to drop the original bikes, down to the yellow stripe for the center of gravity, this motorcycle pays homage to its predecessor. 

It’s a good-looking bike, meant for those country roads and back lanes, taking your time to enjoy the ride and knowing each time you stop it’s going to draw those admiring looks and start a conversation.”

Available now in our shop

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*Bespoke Print Orders*

All our Giclée prints are created to mirror the sizes of the original drawings. However, the detail inherent in each drawing allows us to reproduce the images on a larger scale and still look amazing.

art print Giclée print motorcycle art pencil drawing

If you’d like to order a print in a size to suit your office, den, garage, shed or wherever you enjoy great art, get in touch.

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*New Print Release*

Print of pencil motorcycle drawing of classic BSA

‘A Bright, Sunny Afternoon at the Malle Mile’
2019
Giclée Print on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm Paper
of a Drawing by Lou Sprockett

“This beautiful bike was photographed in the glorious sunshine at Kevington Hall at last year’s Malle Mile, ‘the world’s most inappropriate motorcycle racing festival’. The weather all weekend was hot and dry, and the racing created a lot of dust but this bike was gleaming in the intense light; quite rightly a well-loved BSA.”

Available now in our shop

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*Black Deer Festival 2019*

We’ll be at this year’s Black Deer Festival at Eldridge Park in Kent on the weekend 21 through 23 June, with our original motorcycle drawings and fine art prints. 

We’ll also be doing some live drawing at the stand, so swing by and let’s chat music, art and bikes!

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*Bike Shed London 2019*

We’ll be exhibiting at this year’s Bike Shed London 2019 show with our insanely detailed realistic motorcycle drawings for you to get up close and personal with.

We’ll be on hand to talk about the work and answer any questions about how we create this kind of work or how you can commission your own drawing.

Alongside the originals we’ll also have prints for sale and we’ll be doing some live drawing, so swing by and let’s chat bikes and art.

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*Artrooms Fair London*

We’ll be exhibiting amongst the ‘Single Work’ artists at Artrooms Fair London in January next year.

The drawing ‘Between Flights at Test Hill’ will be on show and for sale at $900.

The Artrooms Fair runs from 11 thru 13 January at Meliã White House with a vast range of works on show and available to buy.

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*Stockist Update – New Store Launch*

We’ve had the great pleasure of working with Legacy85 creating a hand-painted wall mural for their new store, as well as displaying our Fine Art motorcycle drawing prints.

The new store opens Tues Dec 18 and is packed with classic riding gear, stunning bikes, and has a warm welcome and great coffee. Based at Three Legged Cross in Dorset swing by and check it out.

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*National Motorcycle Museum LIVE*

This year we’ll be showing Lou Sprockett’s original motorcycle fine art drawings at our stand at the National Motorcycle Museum LIVE.

On Saturday Oct 27 the museum hosts their 5th annual free open day. A must-see event in the biking calendar, the museum invites everyone to visit the museum and a host of other attractions free of charge.

Meticulously hand drawn using just HB and 2B pencils, these photo-realistic drawings are impeccable, not just on the first viewing but on much closer examination. So join us at our stand to talk bikes and art and how life is infinitely better with both!

You can find out more about Museum LIVE here

 

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*The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018*

This year we’ll be taking part in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, and like last year we will be taking advantage of the international scope of this event and riding to Lille, in France.

The DGR is an annual event which raises funds for men’s health; for both prostate cancer and suicide awareness. On September 30 riders all around the world will come together with one common cause – to tackle men’s health issues. We’re proud to be able to dress dapper, ride our motorbikes and mix with like-minded folk to raise awareness and be part of this really wonderful event.

You can find out more here and please donate to help us reach our fundraising goal.

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*New Original Artwork*

Drawn Studio Lou Sprockett drawing Indian motorcycle photorealistic pencil drawing American Traditional

‘American Traditional’
2018
an original pencil drawing by Lou Sprockett
£800 unframed

“This 1941 Indian Scout 741 was gleaming under the lights at the National Motorcycle Museum, with the pristine red and white paint almost like a target for the eyes. The sheer brilliance of the reflected lights made this a real tough one to draw, and the triple headlights were no walk in the park, but such a beautiful piece of American heritage simply couldn’t go unrecorded. ”

Available now in our shop

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*The Malle Mile 2018*

This will be our first visit to the Malle Mile and with a little under 3 weeks to go, we can’t wait. We’re there strictly for pleasure but no doubt the sights will inspire some future artworks!

And our artist T Ryder has only gone and got a place on the Novice race at this year’s Mile!

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*Art, Bikes and Coffee on the Waterfront*

SBomb‘s usual stock has moved aside for Dorset Art Weeks and is hosting the work of artist Hex Cavelli. Dorset Art Weeks is on til June 10 and SBomb‘s a great waterfront cafe venue in Old Town Poole, and with plenty of other venues and art on show all over the county, it’s well worth a visit.

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*Free UK Shipping on all unframed prints*

We’ve updated our online shop and are now giving free shipping on all print orders within the UK.

And we’ve also lowered shipping on all print orders everywhere else.

The Drawn Studio Mirror Finish Motorcycle Print

Click the image or go to our Shop

Get in touch if you have any queries and happy shopping!

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*Oxford International Art Fair 2018*

We’ll be at Oxford International Art Fair this year, exhibiting and selling Lou’s original motorcycle drawings. From Friday 23rd through Sunday 25th February you can come and see for yourself Lou’s exceptional drawings and add a great piece of art to your collection.

We’ll be at Booth no. 78 in the Main Hall of Oxford Town Hall, you can get your free weekend tickets here, and we look forward to meeting you.

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* Black Friday Offer*

Buy now – Prints start at just £25  in our shop

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*Framed Prints*

We’re now offering the choice to buy both framed and unframed Giclée prints in our shop

Giclée prints of Lou’s photo-realistic motorcycle drawings are as close to owning the original as you can get, and now you can get them framed ready to hang.

Buy now – Framed prints start at £60 plus shipping and are available in our shop

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*New Print Release*

The Drawn Studio Shore Thing Print Drawing by Lou Sprockett

‘Shore Thing’
2017
Giclée Print on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm Paper
of a Drawing by Lou Sprockett

“This Triumph Scrambler was parked on the shoreline on a really hot, sunny day and the light was just exploding off the chrome pipes and the black paintwork. The heavy shadows and the intense light make the solid form of the bike pop off the paper and help you feel the heat of the sun. A perfect day for riding, even with those hot pipes.”

Buy Now – Only £38 plus shipping and available in our shop

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*Commission a Portrait for Christmas*

We’re taking orders for pet and family portraits, so that you can give a gift that’s extra special this Christmas.

These prices are for portraits only, but we can also help you purchase the right frame for your portrait so that your gift is ready to wrap.

For more information on how to commission a portrait please get in touch through the contact page or you can call The Drawn Studio on 07772 621016

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*Cheltenham Festival of Bikes*

We’re stoked to have some of our motorcycle drawings on show at KICKBACK’s ‘Cheltenham Festival of Bikes’ this year.

You can see Lou’s incredible work up close and personal along with an amazing range of over 100 of the finest custom motorcycles, classics, rare retro racers and stunning specials as well as trade stands, a licensed bar, restaurant and coffee bar.

For more info on the show click the image or hit the link here.

 

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*Come and See Our Motorcycle Art*

Join us on 2/3 Sept for the Revolution Show 2017 at Baker Mamonova Gallery in Hastings. We’ll be exhibiting our art alongside a wealth of custom and classic bikes, motorcycle artwork , photography and film.

“The Revolution exhibition brings together a unique collection of works from artists, designers and craftspersons who are inspired and influenced by the motorcycling counter cultural scene.”

Two days of motorcycle heaven, see you there!

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*New Print Release*

The Drawn Studio Mirror Finish Motorcycle Print

‘Mirror Finish’
2017
Giclée Print on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm Paper
of a Drawing by Lou Sprockett

“Photographed this Harley Davidson Sportster 48 outside a surf shop and cafe on the way to the beach on an overcast day. The bike was a bright purple color, with a brown leather seat and whitewall tires, so it was a real attention-grabber parked up on the pavement. But what really stood out was the shine on the paintwork and the positioning of the mirror low on the bike. When you stood next to the bike the tank was reflected in that mirror, so that just made for a great look for the drawing.”

Buy Now – Only £35 plus shipping and available in our shop

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*New Original For Sale*

The original graphite drawing ‘Mirror Finish’ is now for sale in our shop

Harley Davidson pencil drawing

HB and 2B pencil on heavyweight archival Atlantis Heritage Drawing paper and fixed to preserve and prevent smudging with Daler-Rowney Colourless fixative.

Unframed 15cm x 34.5cm  £800

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*New Print Release*

‘Keeping Up Tradition’
2016
Giclée Print on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm Paper
of a Drawing by Lou Sprockett

 

“A modern classic, this Royal Enfield Bullet Electra X encapsulates the history and passion of motorcycling and travel.

I photographed this motorbike at a busy motorcycle meeting and the reflections in the tank hint at the scene around it; a summer’s eve on a quayside, parked up for visitors to admire.”

Buy Now – Only £25 plus shipping and available in our shop

 

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*Summer Special* – through June 2017

T Ryder is offering a discount rate on Biker Portraits.

 

Anyone booking and paying a deposit by the end of June 2017 will get the discount rate.
For unframed portraits the discount prices are:
A4 portrait of a single biker is £100,
A3 portrait of a single biker is £120
A3 with two bikers is £160.

T Ryder works from photos so no need to visit the studio or sit for hours with your lid on!

To order a portrait fill in the contact form below

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*New Works*

‘Mirror Finish’ by Lou Sprockett

“Photographed this Harley Davidson Sportster 48 outside a surf shop and cafe on the way to the beach on an overcast day. The bike was a bright purple color, with a brown leather seat and whitewall tires, so it was a real attention-grabber parked up on the pavement. But what really stood out was the shine on the paintwork and the positioning of the mirror low on the bike. When you stood next to the bike the tank was reflected in that mirror, so that just made for a great look for the drawing.”

Mirror Finish