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Molto Verboso
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Wed May 18, 2016 5:39 am quote
CubsKing99 wrote:
A 24 hour endurance event on a scooter? That'd be a SERIOUS challenge on the bikes of the day, especially for your posterior...
Yes, they called them 'regularity' or 'reliability' trials. The 1958 Isle of Man 24hr run was one of the first events of its kind for scooters. Teams of two riders took shifts, continuously lapping the famous TT mountain circuit. The 12hr regularity trial was a night run on the same route. One rider (no co-pilot), fog, mist, darkness and weak headlamps!
Molto Verboso
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Sat May 21, 2016 8:20 am quote
Plastic Fantastic




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Sat May 21, 2016 11:25 am quote
My two favourite.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:47 am quote
I'm finishing up a new piece today. There was no sketching in the process this time. This evolved purely as a graphic design.

I'd been thinking about how the Vespa might be incorporated into a two-way invertible image - something that followed the principles of yin yang symbols and playing cards - using the legshield contours as the main dividing line.




It took time to work through the possibilities presented by flipping the image upside-down. What to include, what to discard, how best to join and balance the two halves. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement I was able to apply this line-art style of illustration. I've been looking at old etchings and woodcuts. Lots of things have fed into this.




Hope you like it

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Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:12 am quote
I don't seem to have a bit of artist blood in me. I can barely draw a stick figure. But my daughter-in-law, Eden, loves to draw in pencil. She has always drawn horses and cowboys/cowgirls because those are things she loves. About a month ago I asked her if she could make a drawing of my 1949 Harley-Davidson chopper. She was really unsure of her ability to draw something like a motorcycle because of all the shiny bits and lots of detail. But I think she nailed it. The photo doesn't do this drawing justice. When you look at the actual drawing you can see the threads on some of the bolts. Her talent amazes me. So proud of this young lady!

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Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:38 am quote
caschnd1 wrote:
I don't seem to have a bit of artist blood in me. I can barely draw a stick figure. But my daughter-in-law, Eden, loves to draw in pencil. She has always drawn horses and cowboys/cowgirls because those are things she loves. About a month ago I asked her if she could make a drawing of my 1949 Harley-Davidson chopper. She was really unsure of her ability to draw something like a motorcycle because of all the shiny bits and lots of detail. But I think she nailed it. The photo doesn't do this drawing justice. When you look at the actual drawing you can see the threads on some of the bolts. Her talent amazes me. So proud of this young lady!
WOW! If that's her first attempt and nervous about it at that, I can't even imagine how much better she'd get with practice...

She could make a killing at bike rallies!

Not that it means much coming from some random person from the internet, but please give her my compliments on some absolutely outstanding work!

Mark
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:40 am quote
A prototype of a Vespa by "those who came before".

Seen at Utah Indian Canyons...



Hooked
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:45 am quote
A prototype of a Vespa by "those who came before".

Seen at Utah Indian Canyons...



Enthusiast
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:33 am quote
I copied this on from the web but it was free hand not tracing.

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Molto Verboso
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:53 am quote
caschnd1 wrote:
...my daughter-in-law, Eden, loves to draw in pencil...


Great pencil work! It takes lots of dedication and a very keen eye to make an intricate drawing like that.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:57 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
I'm finishing up a new piece today. There was no sketching in the process this time. This evolved purely as a graphic design.

I'd been thinking about how the Vespa might be incorporated into a two-way invertible image - something that followed the principles of yin yang symbols and playing cards - using the legshield contours as the main dividing line.




It took time to work through the possibilities presented by flipping the image upside-down. What to include, what to discard, how best to join and balance the two halves. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement I was able to apply this line-art style of illustration. I've been looking at old etchings and woodcuts. Lots of things have fed into this.




Hope you like it
Oh, no...my wallet's twitching again. Hell...

Love-love-love this.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:54 am quote
long time no draw scooters...


Here's a new piece depicting the Piaggio MP6 - the early prototype that became the first Vespa:



and here's a close up shot:



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Molto Verboso
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Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:23 pm quote
Long time, yes...
...but clearly worth it, to judge from this piece. Your batting average is more than admirable.
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:34 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:
I'm finishing up a new piece today. There was no sketching in the process this time. This evolved purely as a graphic design.

I'd been thinking about how the Vespa might be incorporated into a two-way invertible image - something that followed the principles of yin yang symbols and playing cards - using the legshield contours as the main dividing line.



That would make a great deck of cards.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:55 am quote
znomit wrote:
That would make a great deck of cards.
Yeah it would be nice to create a full deck of cards some day, with Vespa illustrations on all the picture cards.

Raises some interesting questions of hierarchy. Which models to choose for Jack, Queen, King?.. GS for King maybe?
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:06 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
I'm finishing up a new piece today. There was no sketching in the process this time. This evolved purely as a graphic design.

I'd been thinking about how the Vespa might be incorporated into a two-way invertible image - something that followed the principles of yin yang symbols and playing cards - using the legshield contours as the main dividing line.




It took time to work through the possibilities presented by flipping the image upside-down. What to include, what to discard, how best to join and balance the two halves. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement I was able to apply this line-art style of illustration. I've been looking at old etchings and woodcuts. Lots of things have fed into this.




Hope you like it
Dude. Bro. That's badass!!
Hooked
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:21 pm quote
Great design for a back of playing cards. If you go forth I'm in for a couple of packs. Just saw Shutterfly will make a deck of cards. 20% off cyber Monday. But to late for that.
Ironfoot wrote:
I'm finishing up a new piece today. There was no sketching in the process this time. This evolved purely as a graphic design.

I'd been thinking about how the Vespa might be incorporated into a two-way invertible image - something that followed the principles of yin yang symbols and playing cards - using the legshield contours as the main dividing line.




It took time to work through the possibilities presented by flipping the image upside-down. What to include, what to discard, how best to join and balance the two halves. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement I was able to apply this line-art style of illustration. I've been looking at old etchings and woodcuts. Lots of things have fed into this.




Hope you like it
Hooked
2013 LXV 150
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Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:15 am quote
So I've done a bit of Etch A Sketching since my last post. No scooters yet, but I've got plans. I'll also start exhibiting publicly here in Vegas pretty soon. For anyone interested, here's where you can see my work:

Web- http://etchbeyond.com

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/etchbeyond

Instagram- @etchbeyond

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Molto Verboso
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Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:26 am quote
^^^
Man. Insanely intricate work with just those dials. I can't quite comprehend how it can even be done.

Thanks for sharing. Some great stuff on your website, I especially liked 'Swaying Palms at Dusk'.

Looking forward to seeing an Etch A Sketch scooter when you get along to it.
Hooked
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Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:10 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:
^^^
Man. Insanely intricate work with just those dials. I can't quite comprehend how it can even be done.

Thanks for sharing. Some great stuff on your website, I especially liked 'Swaying Palms at Dusk'.

Looking forward to seeing an Etch A Sketch scooter when you get along to it.
Thanks!
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:59 pm quote
I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm calling this done before I mess it up.

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Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:56 pm quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm calling this done before I mess it up.
That looks great! Better than I could have ever done.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:40 am quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm calling this done before I mess it up.
Very nice, is that watercolour? I never really got to grips with painting.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:46 am quote
Here's a snapshot of a new work-in-progress, based loosely on an old Vespa 50 Special. The scooter drawing is pretty much completed. Next I'm planning to incorporate it into an emblem somehow. Maybe set it into a roundel or banner.



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World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:14 am quote
Z i thought the same thing Great deck of cards. Hell just use the same one for all the cards. I'd buy some.
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:06 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
Very nice, is that watercolour?
yup
Ironfoot wrote:
I never really got to grips with painting.
Neither have I, but when Mom says that's what she wants for xmas you give it a go. I may try a few more...
Molto Verboso
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:31 am quote
Vespa Motorscooter - In Tutto Il Mondo

The slogan means 'Throughout the World' or 'Worldwide'. I spent a fair amount of time illustrating the themed background, probably as much as I did on the scooter. Once the linework was finished I made a couple of colour variations. Pretty happy with it all now. I'm making it available along with my other t-shirt designs on redbubble:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/doublegood


Always interested to hear what you guys think. Here's the finished emblem in monochrome:





... and here's another version in full colour:



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Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:07 am quote
Good gracious, Ironfoot, the "Vespa Motorscooter - In Tutto Il Mondo" is amazing! What beautiful work.

I also think it would make a great print to be framed....hint, hint.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:08 am quote
Thanks Strick, that's nice to hear!

Generally I've not seen so much interest in prints compared shirts, but I can certainly add them to the available options at redbubble.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:48 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:
Vespa Motorscooter - In Tutto Il Mondo

The slogan means 'Throughout the World' or 'Worldwide'. I spent a fair amount of time illustrating the themed background, probably as much as I did on the scooter. Once the linework was finished I made a couple of colour variations. Pretty happy with it all now. I'm making it available along with my other t-shirt designs on redbubble:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/doublegood


Always interested to hear what you guys think. Here's the finished emblem in monochrome:





... and here's another version in full colour:


Yes! Suitable for framing...but don't forget the t-shirt.
Addicted
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:52 am quote
Hi,

I was invited by Ironfoot, to post some of my art here...

I do all kinds of different art styles and techniques, including drawing, spray paint, Screenprinting, painting, welding, and sculpture.

Here are some things that I have made, that were achieved by doing a pencil drawing, and or creating illustrations in illustrator or photoshop...


Thanks!
october









Molto Verboso
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:30 am quote
These are really great to see, october. Thanks for posting!

I think we share a lot of common ground, in our methods of working and interests in graphic styles and reproduction. I especially like the blue scooter illustration with the RVENGE plate. Lovely loose line work. Really nice.
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:38 am quote
Killer work, October! It's great to see the Vespa being represented so well artistically. That's some really good composition, design and overall execution.

On another note, I finally decided how I'm going to do my first scooter-based Etch A Sketch. It will be my baby girl (LXV150) on a "world's smallest EAS". I'm hoping to include it in my (hopefully!) upcoming gallery exhibition in Vegas. It won't be my only scooter based work- I'll be at High Rollers again this year looking for inspiration.
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:48 am quote
Thanks!

It's hard for me to have an objective view of my own art.

I'm my own worst critic...
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:10 pm quote
october wrote:
Thanks!

It's hard for me to have an objective view of my own art.

I'm my own worst critic...
All good artists are. It's definitely helpful to be able to show it to others and detach yourself from the work. Remember- you are not your work. Your worth is based on you as a person, not how much people like the stuff you make. Let your work stand on its own. (Cheesy I know, but it helps me keep from stressing out and in turn resenting my work or putting too much at stake for it.)
Molto Verboso
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:25 am quote
Etchkid wrote:
On another note, I finally decided how I'm going to do my first scooter-based Etch A Sketch. It will be my baby girl (LXV150) on a "world's smallest EAS".
Could be the most hotly anticipated addition to the thread yet! Good luck with your exhibition.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:00 am quote
My 1000th post on MV

New drawing - a pictogram to represent my work:




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Molto Verboso
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:49 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:
My 1000th post on MV

New drawing - a pictogram to represent my work:



Richard: YES! This works nicely on several levels. And I'm sure you never aim lower than that. (And: Happy 1000th!)
Molto Verboso
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:56 am quote
thanks amateriat!


A couple of recent sketches, made with the Wacom pen and the drawing app Mischief:



I'm not sure where I'm headed with these. Probably just leave them as studies.

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Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:45 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:
A couple of recent sketches, made with the Wacom pen and the drawing app Mischief
These are really nice!

The Wacom tablet is tough!
It's pretty frustrating. I have been practicing with it.

I need to try Mischief again, I have been using Illustrator, which is pretty frustrating as well.
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