Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ART&DESIGN: Bryon Fitzpatrick - Ducati 900SS Canson Rendering

Ducati 900SS
Pencil on Canson rendering for The Machine Files

Prints - $45.00-180.00
Original - $1900.00

What you're viewing is known as a "Canson rendering" in the Industrial and Transportation Design world. Canson is simply the name of the company who makes the thick card stock paper that comes in a wide range of colors. Rendering on this paper was a flashy technique used by designers back before the days of digital illustration. Concepts were drawn by hand throughout the design development process. This meant any minor changes, tweaks, or screw ups required you to start all over again from scratch. There was no Ctrl+Z or layer toggling and some renderings, specifically of intricate products like motorcycles, could be a full day's work. 
The main difference between a Canson rendering and a rendering on white paper has to do with the way you're communicating lighting. When sketching on white paper the white of the paper is representing your brightest light source within the composition. This means that you're essentially adding shadow to the composition until your level of desired realism is achieved. Rendering on Canson paper allows you to begin at a mid-tone and work outwards in either tonal direction to add high and low lighting.
I had the pleasure of taking Visual Communication classes under Bryon Fitzpatrick at the College for Creative Studies a couple years before he retired. You can read more about is vast breadth of work and experience, as well as purchase this rendering, over at The Machine Files.

Friday, April 4, 2014

GEAR: Dainese Blackjack Leather Gloves

Blackjack Gloves

Black / Nero

Tan / Conguro

Brown / Testa Di Moro

SHORTFILM: Street Typography

Freehand street typography. No stencils. No spray paint.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

YAMAHA SR250: Shot by Patrick Daly

Moto-Mucci 1981 Yamaha SR250
Shot by Patrick Daly

It's about time we released some of the amazing photos of Kara and the Yamaha SR250 we built for her. To see some behind the scenes of the photo shoot with Pat Daly check out the 14 Hour Sunday post.
Read up more on the build at BikeEXIF. 

SPRING SALE: 15% Off Store Wide

Maybe this will bring the warmer weather...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

PHOTOG: The One Moto Show - Shot by Garrett Meyers

The One Moto Show

It's hard to beat a show venue like this. It's clear that Thor of See See Motorcycles knew exactly what he was looking for when picking out a spot for The One Moto Show's 5th offering. With 20+ foot ceilings, white washed brick walls and enormous wrap around windows this spot was the ideal place to showcase some of the raddest custom bikes from around the world. Pair those two elements up with an amazing photographer and the results are going to be beautiful. Check out this set from Garrett Meyers, who was hanging out snapping photos while everyone was loading up their bikes.