Featured In the December 2021 issue of Roadracing World:
This month’s column is my attempt to answer the question, “How do you create those detailed racebike illustrations?”
We all have talents; God gave me a fascination for all things mechanical and an artistic flair. What I didn’t get was an understanding of higher math, so becoming a design engineer was ruled out, but the new field of “product design” (ergonomics and appearance) was a perfect match! What could be more mechanical than a motorcycle? I worked in the motorcycle industry my whole adult working life. Although I am now retired, the fascination is still there for me, and I’ve channeled it into into illustrating classic racebikes for fun…
—Historic Racebike Illustrations: Forensic Illustrating, by Mick Ofield
Mick Ofield talks endlessly to riders and engineers and then spends more than 40 hours creating the fantastic illustrations of historic racebikes that you see in the pages of Roadracing World. Find out how he goes about creating the detailed, crafted depictions of some of the most important racebikes in history. It’s all in the latest issue of Roadracing World!
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