Monthly Archives: February 2017

Drawing Michael Dunlop 2016 Southern 100 WIP teaser time-lapse by Billy the Artist

Drawing Michael Dunlop ‘The Bull’ 2016 Southern 100 Work in Progress teaser time-lapse.

This full HD time-lapse shows the detailing up of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Banner (who sponsor the Southern 100 races), Ivy and kerbstones from my full art of Michael Dunlop aboard the Hawk Racing BMW S1000RR Superstock bike on his way to victory in the 2016 Southern 100 Races.

How to solve the £886 Million Pound NHS Deficit – Some simple thoughts

Could it be simple to solve the NHS £886 Million pound deficit in 2017? Is it the fault of the Rich, the Super Rich, Tax Avoidance, Bad Government?.. Or is there a simple solution?

Here from my art studio where I normally do my drawings, paintings and how to draw videos I listen to the radio, like so many of you, and hear the news. So here are some simple thoughts, not a rant, from a simpleton. Musing whether there is a solution that can very quickly sort out the NHS, not just now but here after too.

There are some simple mathematics involved and it could be that a few could sort this out – or many – or a combination of the two.

So get a brew and listen to my thoughts on this subject in this short Youtube Video. My links to the articles in the video are below.

Guardian Article Feb 20 th 2017 ‘NHS trusts post ‘unsustainable’ £886m third-quarter deficit’
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/20/nhs-trusts-england-post-unsustainable-886m-third-quarter-deficit

Sunday Times Rich list – you need to subscribe to the online paper to see it.
www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/richlist

Sunday Times Rich List 2016 Page on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_Times_Rich_List_2016

Daily Telegraph Article 7th June 2016 Tim Wallace
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/07/a-million-british-households-are-now-millionaires–even-excludin/

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk

Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2 programme
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wr3p

Billy the Artist Kawasaki Commissioned Oil Painting Jonathan Rea the 2016 World Superbike Champion

In October 2016 I was contacted by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director of Kawasaki UK, about a possible painting of Jonathan Rea as it was looking ever likely that Jonathan would win back to back World Superbike championship titles on the ZX-10R.

When it came to the last race weekend at Local International Circuit in Qatar Jonathan secured the WSB title in the first race and the secret project began.

 

Billy the Artist with the finished Jonathan Rea 2016 World Superbike Champion oil on linen canvas painting commissioned by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director, for Kawasaki UK

Billy the Artist with the finished Jonathan Rea 2016 World Superbike Champion oil on linen canvas painting commissioned by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director, for Kawasaki UK

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My Oil Painting of Jonathan Rea the 2016 WSBK Champion commissioned by Kawasaki UK

Kawasaki UK commissioned this oil on linen canvas painting of Jonathan Rea riding the Factory Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike when he became the 2016 World Superbike Champion.

The oil painting shows Jonathan piloting his ZX-10R Superbike at the Losail International Circuit in his custom double WSBK Champion Gold Arai crash helmet.

I then had to work 12-15 hour days to complete the art to dry in time to be given to Jonathan. The oil painting was presented to Jonathan Rea at the Cornmarket Motorcycle Awards on January 27th 2017. Where Howard Dale , General Manager of Kawasaki UK and Craig Watson the UK Sales Director, also presented him with an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ as he was the first rider in World Superbikes to win back to back titles for 17 years since Carl Fogarty. Jonathan also won the Joey Dunlop Trophy, for Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, back to back and for the fourth time in total.

How to Draw Anything! The Basics Part 1 over 200 thousand views.

My beginners art tutorial ‘How to Draw Anything! The Basics Part 1 Using Shapes’ on youtube has now had over 200,000 views (As of February 15th 2017).

I produced this video in 2014 showing simple techniques that I learned from many books over 30 years ago about drawing and distilling them into a short 22 minute real time video to simply encourage people to have a go at drawing and to enjoy art.

Since then it has been lovely getting lots of comments that this simple art lesson has helped many people to enjoy drawing and develop their artistic creativity.

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne 2016 Ducati Panigale BSB Champion drawing fine art print by Billy

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne limited edition of 100 fine art prints.

This brand new limited edition fine art print of Shakey taken from my pencil drawing shows Shane riding the 2016 Paul Bird Motorsport Be Wiser Ducati Panigale in the British Superbike Championship. Shakey made BSB history by winning the British Superbike Championship for a 5th time on the PBM Ducati.

The print is available in A4, A3 and A2 and is embossed and signed with free UK post and packing.

http://www.billyart.co.uk/shanebyrne/shanebyrne.html

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne 2016 BSB Champion one the PBM Be Wiser Ducati Panigale drawing by Billy

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne 2016 BSB Champion one the PBM Be Wiser Ducati Panigale drawing by Billy

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne 2016 BSB Champion Drawing

Here is the full Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne 2016 Paul Bird Motorsport Ducati Panigale BSB Champion drawing complete on my drawing board. Repro soon for the limited edition giclée fine art print.

The finished drawing of 2016 BSB Champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne by Billy

The finished drawing of 2016 BSB Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne by Billy