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12 motorcycle concepts by EtheringtonBrothers 12 motorcycle concepts by EtheringtonBrothers
Usually I just dump these pages on here, but I thought I'd add some notes about my approach to drawing this time, hope it's of interest!

Two basic ideas around construction in these designs...

The first is to compress shapes - making all the key forms of the engine squatter, flatter, more solid looking. The mud guards are tight to the top of the tires and I'm also compressing the wheel base - playing with how far apart the wheels are from each other in relation to the height of the wheels themselves, this further adds to that compact look.

The second main technique I'm employing is to push the perceived visual centre of gravity on the bikes as low as possible. I'm angling frame lines and handle bars down, lowering engines, and keeping as much of the bike's gear below the top of the wheels as possible. This helps to make the bikes feel heavier, more substantial, even when drawn in an exaggerated style like this.

Hope you enjoy them!

Lorenzo!
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:iconmjatdoyle:
MJatDoyle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Great work! You are a master at your craft.
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you so much pal! You'll be pleased to hear I have some more (fairly ridiculous) vehicles going up in a few moments, enjoy!

Lorenzo!
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LunaticMindGamer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Motorcycles, my favourits!
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Haha! Glad you liked them!

Lorenzo!
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denispolanc Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
cool !
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you!!

Lorenzo!
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AmalaAzula Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I wish I knew how to draw motorcycles as well as you! Or any vehicle...XP
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Artist
Ah, thank you! Well, it's like anything else, just break it down to simple shapes to begin with, and then layer on detail from there...
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AmalaAzula Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! Ahh, I use the same method when drawing characters. I guess for me being inexperienced with drawing vehicles, it looks more complicated than it seems.
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional Artist
Exactly!

Cheers!

Lorenzo!
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BannanaMonarch Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student General Artist
I really like (2,3),(2,1) and (3,1)! Great designs
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Artist
Those are some of my faves too, cheers pal!

Lorenzo!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are all really cool!
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you so much, as ever, bro! Big cheers!

Lorenzo!
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Brother-Tico Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome bikes! :D
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you buddy!

More machines on the way soon!

Lorenzo!
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great concept designs!
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EtheringtonBrothers Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you so much!

Lorenzo!
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