This hand painted weathervane was ordered by one of our customers for her partners birthday. This is the first hand painted motorcycle design we have produced, it did create some new challenges but we are very proud of the finished result. Though this example is on a weathervane there is no reason we could not do a piece such as this on a house sign or even as a stand alone peice of wall art. As you can see the level of detail included stands up to very close inspection.
This weathervane is based on a Triumph Bonneville, we had already done the initial siloutte design, which we have been producing both as a weathervane and house sign for a number of years now but in order to get the hand painted detailing correct we needed to do quite a bit more research. Fortunately the customer started us off in the right direction by providing a couple of photographs of their bike so we could match the colour scheme. One of the issues we had was how sucessful Triumph had been with the Bonneville over the years and as such how many variations have been produced. The initial silhoutte was taken from a modern Hinckley built bike so there were various subtle differences we had to allow for, for example the kickstart was gone and the carbs. have now been replaced with fuel injection (albeit designed to look as close to the original as possible). The other big difference with working on a motorcycle design (as oppose to a car or even animal) is the difference between one side of the bike and the other. Not only in terms of the controls but also the engine casings, which were very different from one side to the other. I hope we have done it justice and the customer has already been in touch to say how thrilled they are with it so we can get on with the next design with the satisfaction of a job well done.
We can do designs based on any motorcycle and with the correct photos or information can even colour match it to your bike and allow for any customisations to make it unique to you. We have done a number of motorcycle designs in silhouette already, including a Harley Davidson, a Brough Superior, a Velocette and a number of designs based around TT legend Joey Dunlop. The designs can be found using the link below, if you would like a different bike doing then please get in touch, we do not generally charge for design work as this is how we have built up our portfolio and will be more than happy to work with you to get the design just right.