Friday, January 22, 2010

Yamaha Baby!

For those of you who don't know, I love motorcycles. I've dreamed of riding since I was a kid, and in the Spring of 2009, I took the plunge. I took the MSF Rider's Course, Got my M1 on my Drivers License and purchased an adorable little Kawasaki Ninja 250. It's a great bike, and certainly the best choice for a new rider like myself, I'm especially fond of the light weight and short body! So this all sounds great, except that I really really really want to own a Yamaha Motorcycle. In my yes they're the best and I was so bummed that they didn't have a decent small bike that I could get as a starter bike. I just have to work my way up. One day, when I'm ready to handle an R6, I'll be at the Yamaha store faster then you can say "Holla!"

So what does this have to do with my art blog? Not much, other then the inspiration behind my next drawing. I attended a Motorcycle Show and was very excited to sit on a couple Yamaha Models. My boyfriend snapped a fun pic of me geeking out about the FZ6R I was able to lift up and I couldn't resist doodling it.

It's more of a quick little sketch then a full on drawing. I just had fun getting the gesture down and the excitement I felt while sitting on that bike. I still need to work on my rendering of motorcycles, but I'll get there. It's a fun exercise at least. Hope ya'll like it! Oh, and here's the picture, just for reference.

Thank you for taking a peak, feel free to leave any comments, thoughts or critique! Have a great day!



  1. The smile in the sketch is was does it for me. It's such a joyous smile, it just makes me happy looking at it.

  2. Thank you so much Virtualbri! I really wanted to express how happy I was, even if I just look like a goober in the actual picture haha

  3. Beautiful!!! What a fine machine. Are you good at riding?

  4. Hi Bill! I'm still getting the hang of things, but I love doing it and am wanting to maybe take some classes, as well as get out on the track soon!