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PRJmoto by seangordonmurphy PRJmoto by seangordonmurphy
So in the spirit of gearing up for my book next year, I'm starting design work on the side for some of the props.

While I don't advocate those who use Sketchup for tracing or directly pasting into a panel, I love it for eyeballing. In this way it functions like a real model would, allowing me to push and pull certain features in the design to end up with something slightly different each time. This "humanization" of tech is important to me because it's something you can't do digitally.

But because I suck at Sketchup I hired 600V [link] to do it. He (or she, not sure) is somewhere in Russia and speaks very little english. I had a friend hand-write him a letter in Russian in order to communicate once.

But what amazes me are his abilities. He's right up there with Syd Mead when it comes to mechanical design. In fact, he might even be better at certain things with his blend of retro/modern design. (My favorite thing he created is a retro PC that looks like a coffee maker.)

I've never worked with another artist with SO LITTLE communication and had them knock it out of the ballpark, so to speak.

As far as PRJ goes, I plan on starting that as soon as I'm done with Joe. There may be Marvel/DC gigs here and there this year, but my main commitment is to slowly bleed my Vertigo money while working on the book.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Professional
sweet job
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:iconzeartist:
Zeartist Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome.
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aristaillustrations Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fn sick
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:iconaseika:
Aseika Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this bike looks like it would fit great in the old game full throttle.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
LOVE that game.
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:iconaseika:
Aseika Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too. I reworked a scene from last starfighter on youtube and put the into song for the battle at the end of the movie :P
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:iconcatacutan95:
catacutan95 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Niiice... although putting a suitcase at the front of a bike seems a little bit of a bad idea to me.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Yeah...I guess I thought of it as more of a motorcycle saddle bag. It makes more sense that way.
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michaelharris Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
How does the satchel not fall off the bike...
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:iconzedarg:
zedarg Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
terrible!
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:iconstigmartyr762:
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's a damn nice chopper! :)
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o137o Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks good only gripe is the direction of the tread of the tire. Although something minimal nobody on the EARTH would care about, some motorcycle purist tard will point it out.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
The tread was done like that for a reason. I've seen lots of one offs with treads that flow in the same way. :)
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o137o Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, I hear ya. Its still an awesome picture, I noticed in a later hand drawn rendition in your folders you hand drew the treads in the right direction hehe. =P
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userprogram Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
neat :juggle:
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:iconredmist81:
Redmist81 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
This is soo bad ass u've a great gallery!
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:iconkenobi19:
kenobi19 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome design!!
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:iconerebos6666:
Erebos6666 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
the steering fork shocks
really cool
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:iconredchinese:
redchinese Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student General Artist
i think this is one of the reasons i watch you- the artists that you do occasionally link too, damn do they have good style!
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Yeah I'm not much of a linker. :(
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:iconredchinese:
redchinese Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student General Artist
hey, thats fine, quality over quantity anytime
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:iconklrbee:
KLRbee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
thats so wicked.

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:iconsikeba:
Sikeba Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Indeed you are right to be amazed by the design, is top of the line man.

I hope this projects of yours really work, and hope to grab all issues when they're out.

Keep up the good work.
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
wow~!!
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:iconrodneydollah:
rodneydollah Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Nice!!!!!!!!
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:iconpaulreinwand:
PaulReinwand Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'll be waiting patiently for my PRJ shirtless pinup art... Maybe something classy like him working on the bike, haha.
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criarpo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow i been waiting for this too much time in deviant!! awsome design i love all the details of tha concept every time that i see it i saw a new thing!!! cool
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:iconrob-cavanna:
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
600V was definately the right guy to have model this ass-kicking bike!
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
he is AWESOME
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:iconrob-cavanna:
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
There is some amazing retro-styled film waiting to be made... and he needs to do ALL the design work!
I've seriously always loved this chopper, and couldn't think of a better match for a vehicle + outsourced 3D modeler.
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arturoanaya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Awesome work! Recently I started to apreciate the motorcycles, this desing are so fucki'n crazy, I loved it!
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:iconrobpaolucci:
RobPaolucci Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
mate, that is shit hot!
I'll have to check here more often
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:iconnutthead:
Nutthead Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
can i drool?!!!!!
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johjames Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
An excellent idea and the Holy Grail for those of us that can afford to pursue it. Good luck, brother. Godspeed, too.
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dfridolfs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
I think I'm as excited for this one as any mainstream gig you do. Fun to see something created from the ground up.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Thanks dude. :)
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:iconlinemonkey:
linemonkey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
looks fuckin awesome! I the tread on the tires be facing the opposite way though?
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Yes, if it was a real bike then the tread should be the other way to channel water away. But to match the up-curve of the front "bumper" I switched it to match the flow. Good eye!
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linemonkey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
As long as it's done on purpose it's cool. I figured it prolly was anyway
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:iconmytymark:
mytymark Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
DAMN! WHAT A BEAST!!!
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:icontheperfectcross:
ThePerfectCross Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
The title should just be Badass Bike xD
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trival-dead Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
I would LOVE to see this bike made into actuality. This would be a great summer time through the desert cross-country trip bike, with a sleeping bag on the back, and your supply's in that provided sack in the front of the bike. this is great art. send this to OCC maybe they will actually make it! I sure do hope so, this is an amazing bike!
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Yeah! I added that thing on the back fender for a mexican blanket and everything.
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:icontrival-dead:
trival-dead Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
that would be a really sweet bike!
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:iconarturkel:
ARTurkel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sick, I cant wait to see this book. Congrats on bridging that cold war divide too.
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:iconrachna13:
Rachna13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wicked. Hot.
Do you EVEN realize how much I envy you after I saw that?
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
wow really awesome!!!!!!
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TBOND007 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
I'd adjust the angles on the lights a bit so they were more level. And lose the turn indicators down by the tire. They look cool, but would the person riding this bike really use an indicator? Thats what a shotgun is for...
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warpath28 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
wicked bikes man!!!
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CharlieKirchoff Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Have you tried using Sketchup? I keep hearing about it but have yet to give it a try. I'm just wondering if you got someone else to do it because the program isn't intuitive enough to figure out easily or if it was just because you didn't have the time or something.
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