Motorcycle Art by Adam Nickel

11/05/2012 @ 12:52 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

There isn’t a enough motorcycle art in the two-wheeled world. I am not talking about a shortage of photos, paintings, or drawings of motorcycles; but instead, I lamenting my desire for more of these pieces that really move me — works of art that strike a chord with my emotions, and then lead my thoughts down to some longing, proposal, or recollection of good times on a motorbike.

For our own part, A&R strives to pair inspiring photographs with our articles, often showing photos that add another dimension to the story, or at least a double entendre. But alas, the seemingly requisite need for visuals to provide an editorial explanation to the words below them can make achieving both goals often a lost endeavor.

Motorcycling in the western world is about passion though (that’s not to say there isn’t passionate motorcyclists all over the world, of course), so we still strive to straddle both sides of that fence anyways. It is for this same reason that we publish intriguing concept sketches & designs, when we find them, since the reality of the still unknown is a powerful one. You do remember what an imagination is, right?

Coming across the work of Adam Nickel, my imagination was again lit-up. Publishing a few of his drawings on his blog, I was drawn to the alliterately titled pieces Dedication, Defeat, Dreams, & Decisions — which portray four events that are sure to feel familiar to any motorcyclist. Enjoy them after the jump, and be sure to stop by Nickel’s site for more pieces of moto-inspiration.

Source: Adam Nickel (Tumblr) via Racing Café

  • Afletra

    Wow…those pics look so alive

  • Gritboy

    You can never have too much art or motorcycle… nice stuff!!!

  • luke

    loving it!

  • MikeD

    Not my cup of tea theme (oil spitting old clunkers, cafe racers wanna be, British farm equipment engines, etc) but i sure can apreciate the art in it. Looking good.

  • Floyd

    I see some Geof Darrow and Michael Allred influences in there.

  • Damo

    Excellent stuff. I appreciate art that can be both simple and emotive.

  • buellracerx

    def going on my xmas list this year – “dedication” reminds me of “world’s fastest Indian”. classic.

  • Ron

    Love the art. The simplicity. Next project and illustrated novel on bikes.

  • Gutterslob

    I like the art-style more than the subject matter. Personally, I prefer prints of past GP bikes (and F1 cars). Also have a small Ogri poster from better days.