This gallery features both Trains and Motorcycles. The subjects of this section are of personal favorites of mine. I have always had a love and appreciation for both trains and motorcycles. Each are complex machines which are unique challenging to draw.
Built in 1941, the SP 4449 is a lone survivor of the GS-4 class of steam engine. Retired in 1957 and donated to Portland is sat in Oaks Park. It was rebuilt in 1974 and used as the American Freedom Train. It can be found today at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center opposite Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
The Spokane, Portland and Seattle (SP&S) 700 is the oldest on only surviving member of the E-1 class 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive. It sat next to the SP4449 in Oaks Park until its restoration in 1990. It can be found today at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center opposite Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
The "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4 locomotive is the largest steam locomotive in the world. Built by the ALCO locomotive works in 1945, the 4014 is one of the surviving eight engines left out of the 25 built. It resided in the Los Angeles area until it was donated to Union Pacific for rebuilding, completed in 2019.
The MILW 261 is a 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), in Schenectady, New York in July 1944, for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. It was used for heavy mainline freight work until being retired by the railroad in 1954. Instead of being cut up for scrap, 261 was preserved and donated to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1958 and is now located in Minneapolis MN.
This drawing was my first full Harley drawing after I started to draw again after my 25 year hiatus. To give some perspective, it took over ten hours to draw just the front wheel and fender of this drawing just to get the curves correct. In total, it took nearly 30 hours to complete
Same year and model as the Harley above, this bike is a slightly different model as it is lacking the seat guard and the windshield. Note the kick starter uses a foot peddle off of what would appear to be a bicycle. The engine is a 44 CID flat head.
This is the Knucklehead engine of the late 1940's which is thought of in the Harley community as the best looking engine Harley made. When I was drawing it, most viewer could not tell what it was. Since it was finished, it has become the most popular image of my Harley collection.
I drew this engine because I just liked the looks of it. I though attaching it to a bike would take away from the looks of the engine. I particularly liked the way the chrome air cleaner cover turned out. Surprisingly, this is the second most popular print in the Harley collection.