This oil painting of Valentino Rossi on his 2018 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP prototype race bike took about 6-8 weeks full time work. It is possibly the most detailed single motorcycle racer oil painting I have ever done. I use Winsor and Newton Artist Oil Paints and Rosemary and Company Artist Brushes on a linen canvas.
It is available as a fine art print on the MotoGP page on this website.
Here’s my pencil drawing portrait time-lapse of Joe Sugg ‘Thatcher Joe’ and Dianne Buswell doing their Charleston dance on Week 2 of Strictly Come Dancing 2018 on BBC One.
The A4 pencil drawing shows YouTube Star Joe and Diane out Thatching a Roof in the British Sunshine (Joe was an apprentice Thatcher) along with two inserts from their wonderful Charleston routine that they danced on Saturday 29th September 2018 to ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ played by the wonderful Dave Arch and his Orchestra, the Strictly Come Dancing House Band.
Joe has never danced before and has astounded the Stritcly Judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli, presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, Zoe Ball on It Takes Two, the live studio audience at Ellstree Studios and millions watching the tv at home as well as himself, with his ability in a few weeks training to do very well attaining 31 points for his second ever dance.
Joe is the first YouTube star to do Strictly and will probably not be the last. Will his sister Zoella, Zoe Sugg, and her partner Alfie Deyes be on Strictly in 2019?..
Drawing time-lapse of Courntey Hadwin Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent 2018
Courtney, from Hartlepool England, came out as a quiet and shy 13 year old and then let rip with a stunning rendition of Hard to Handle by Otis Reading. Courtney’s electric performance and voice was compared to Janis Joplin by Howie. The other judges, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowel were all visibly blown away during Courtney’s performance and said so afterwards too. Host Tyra Banks who was off stage with Courney’s Dad was equally blown away.
Judge Howie Mandel told Courtney the story of how Clive Davis once discovered Janis Joplin. “Oh my gosh, you are not from this era. You’re from a whole different era. I’m not Clive Davis, I’m Howie Mandel, and I can’t sign you to a record deal. The only thing I can do for you, young lady, is give you this” then he hit the Golden Buzzer. Courtney was moved to tears by Howie’s words and Golden Buzzer and her dad come on stage to hug her.
After the show was broadcast Courtney posted on Twitter;“I didn’t know what to expect when I auditioned for AGT but the golden buzzer was more than I ever could have dreamed of. Thank you so much Howie Mandel I am so happy and can’t thank you enough xx”
The portrait drawing is A4 and shows Courtney singing Hard to Handle and the elation of the America’s Got Talent Judging panel as Howie presses the Golden Buzzer. Drawing with Faber-Castell series 9000 and TK-Line pencils.
Here is my full timelapse of my oil on linen canvas painting ofJonathan Rea riding the Factory Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike to become the 2017 World Superbike Champion for the third time in succession. Jonathan made history as the first consecutive Triple WorldSBK Champion.
The oil painting shows Jonathan piloting his ZX-10R Superbike at the home of World Superbike racing, Donington Park Circuit, about to claim a home win ending Tom Sykes nine straight victories at the circuit.
The painting is available as a fine art print limited to only 165 copies from my website http://www.billyart.co.uk
A Quick Sketchbook Drawing Bill Bailey the comedian on his Larks in Transit UK tour February 2018 time-lapse.
This drawing is a quick warm up exercise sketchbook doodle. The actual drawing took about 25 minutes in real time and a full narrated video will be online soon of that fully narrated art video.
Bill Bailey has appeared in TV comedy programme Black Books, Spaced and on Never Mind the Buzzcocks , Have I Got News for You and QI among many others. He has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and played at Glastonbury.
Bill also does wildlife documentaries and a very keen bird watcher and conservationist.
Here is my Michael Dunlop 2017 Senior TT oil on linen canvas painting titled ‘Charging Bull’.
This full HD time-lapse shows the ‘The Bull’ of the Keppel Gate corner being painted, including the ‘Road Furniture’ hazard bollards as Michael Dunlop goes on his way to his 3rd Isle of Man TT Senior victory riding the Hawk Racing Suzuki GSXR 1000cc Superbike in its maiden year.
I use Rosemary and Company Brushes and Winsor and Newton Artist Oil Paints to produce my art.
The art is now available as a limited edition Giclée fine art print from my website www.billyart.co.uk
Here is a time-lapse of my watercolour art showing the Royal Welch Fusiliers in battle raising the Flag Standard ‘Colours’ to rally troops and raise morale in the heat of the fight.All to the stirring tune of the 1812 Overture.
and is part of their display used in banners within the Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum for visitors to view as they travel through the collection. Other paintings were produced for the RWF Regimental Museum and future time-lapses will be added.
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.