Tag Archives: MotoGP

‘The Doctor’ Valentino Rossi 2017 MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 oil paintings by Billy – fine art print available

‘The Doctor’ Valentino Rossi on his 2017 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP race bike print taken from my oil painting.

The Rossi 2017 art is available as a Limited Edition of 850 Giclée prints – A4, A3 or A2 with FREE UK P&P from:
http://www.billyart.co.uk/valentinorossi/valentinorossi.html

‘The Doctor’ Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP oil painting by Billy. Fine Art Print available now.

Valentino Rossi 2017 MotoGP oil painting update – AGV crash helmet – by Billy

Here is a little update of me starting to detail up Valentino Rossi’s 2017 MotoGP AGV crash helmet and visor on my oil painting.
I love the ‘oil patches’ created by the tear off on the visor and the strong reflections of the painted trackside kerb 🖌🎨🏁😃

Detailing up Valentino Rossi’s 2017 MotoGP AGV lid – oil on canvas WIP by Billy

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting update. Detail of the Dainese Leathers left shoulder

Here is a detail of the Dainese chrome shoulder on Valentino Rossi’s 2017 MotoGP Yamaha Race Leathers on my oil painting 🖌️🎨😀🏁

It is lovely to do the reflections in the metal that contrast with the folds in the leather. Below the Detail image is a full picture of the Rossi art so far.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting by Billy. Detail of the Dainese Race Leathers left shoulder.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting by Billy. The full art so far.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP oil painting update by Billy

Here is my Valentino Rossi 2017 oil painting WIP update. The Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP prototype race bike is complete and so are Rossi’s Danes gloves. Just The Doctor’s leathers and AGV crash helmet to go now.

Valentino Rossi 2017 MotoGP oil painting update by Billy – YZR M1 completed

Valentino Rossi 2017 MotoGP Yamaha YZR M1 oil painting by Billy WIP 1

Here is a quick little update on my new Valentino Rossi ‘The Doctor’ oil painting of him on the 2017 Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP prototype race bike.

This little shot shows the pencil line, then turps in first with a brown line to seal the graphite and then washed in with very thin oil colour to give the canvas a tooth for me to add the background and detail layers to the painting.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP oil painting by Billy WIP 1

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha YZR M1 MotoGP oil painting by Billy WIP 1

Eugene Laverty 2015 MotoGP Cartoon Art by Billy

I was commissioned by MotoGP rider Eugene Laverty to produce a piece of cartoon art (he has the original) to be used on his personal merchandise for his 2015 season on the open class Honda race bike.

This cartoon timelapse shows the initial drawing, Eugene’s catchphrase ‘Ride It Like You’re Late For Mass’ wording, and the final pen, ink and watercolour art being produced. There is also a children’s colouring sheet in the video which is free to download from my website www.billyart.co.uk

The cartoon art of Eugene on the bike is available as a limited edition giclée fine art print of only 20 copies too.

The complexity of buying artist canvas… Cotton or linen? Part 2

After yesterdays post – it is now past midnight and after a long day of DIY (should stand for Don’t Involve Yourself!) I haven’t turned into a pumpkin but managed to make a purchase on the Linen Canvas Roll Conundrum. So DIY canvas making here I come again as I can’t get a standard size linen canvas for my Motorcycle art. 20×30 inches is a little to large and the 2:3 ratio is what I require for my paintings and no one does a 16×24 inch or 12x18inch canvas which I would like to use. So I am making them myself.

But before I go onto my purchase one other point on bad mass produced canvasses. Why oh why do the people who oversee them being made have them stapled in the corners through the tenon joints? A staple in each corner through both pieces of interlocking wood has a rather marked effect on rendering the STRETCHER KEYS USELESS! (emphasis mine for obvious effect)

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Finally starting The Art of Billy blog page

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This has been a very long time in appearing but finally I have started ‘The Art of Bily’ blog.

So here I will post my ramblings on art related subjects and some things that may be on my mind. There will be all updates on my own art which is mainly within motorsport subjects of F1, MotoGP, BSB, WSBK, BTCC and Road Racing. In the picture you can see me with my oil on canvas painting of History Maker Marc Márquez which you can view more full on my website along with my other art.
www.billyart.co.uk

With regards,

Billy