The Doctor is in

Valentino RossiValentino Rossi achieved his 80th grand prix race win in the premier class of MotoGP at the recent Assen TT. This was also his 106th career victory, and first since the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix. The nine-time world champion, known as ‘The Doctor,’ produced a flawless ride and showed that he still has the ability to be a leading contender in the world championship.

My illustration was created in Adobe Photoshop CS5, and captures Rossi in action on his Yamaha YZR-M1 in the Netherlands. My earlier MotoGP illustrations can be viewed here on my website.

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Silverstone is Lorenzo’s Land

British MotoGP winner Jorge Lorenzo

Another MotoGP illustration, following my previous Casey Stoner and Marco Simoncelli pieces from last year. This is a great angle of Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo down low as he turns through a corner on his way to victory in the 2012 British Grand Prix.

Illustration was completed in Photoshop in around 10 hours, mainly using a custom pressure-sensitive chalk effect brush, which helps me to achieve the rough texturing and detailing that I favour.

Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011

Ciao Marco – Marco Simoncelli remembered

On October 23rd, during lap 2 of the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix, Italian rider Marco Simoncelli suffered a terrible, and fatal accident. Simoncelli rode with passion and exuberance, and together with his wild long hair and positive attitude became a firm favourite to many motorcycling fans around the world. I’ll miss watching him riding, and will no longer be able to urge him on to win his first MotoGP race.

My illustrated poster is a remembrance and personal tribute to a talented and charismatic young rider, who will be greatly missed. This piece was completed in Adobe Photoshop, using charcoal and watercolour brushes, and the logo was created in Illustrator.

Ciao Marco – RIP.