Hello and welcome to the Friday Exclusive Series of Drawing a Motorcycle.
In this series I will take a look at drawing a motorcycle from the initial sketches to the final render. This process will be done with the mix of building grayscale technique and the line art technique. In this part, I explain how I got started and before even laying down a stroke I did research and learned about the subject matter and did a bunch of initial sketches trying to lay out the form. Below are some of the key frames that goes through this process of drawing a motorcycle and it’s foundation.
These are the initial sketches I did before I got started on the tutorial. They can be seen in the image below↓
I start with the basic triangle and two circles as the skeleton for the motorcycle all while keeping perspective in mind.
After that I got started with sketching out a really rough form of the motorcycle, and the parts shapes, while trying not to focus too much on the details.
For size and perspective reference I added a rider sketch to help visualize the size of the vehicle.
Then i layer down a slightly darker gray to give it more of a standalone shape and cleaned up the edges.
It is now ready for the line art process, which will be covered in part 2.
Thanks for watching and if you have any questions feel free to comment below!