Pablo Franchi talks motorcycle art

Pablo says that depending on size, creating his intricate motorcycle sketches takes anywhere from two days to two weeks

Being able to make big, beautiful, lifelike sketches of the motorcycles we love is something we've always wanted to do, but honestly, we simply do not have the talent. Which is perhaps why we have great admiration for those who do have the talent and those who can draw motorcycles beautifully. Recently, we came across some of Pablo Franchi's (who is based on Argentina) work, which we think is very good indeed. So, we caught up with him for a quick chat. Here are some excerpts from what Pablo had to say to us:

On how he got started with drawing motorcycles

I started to draw when I was in high school. I am a mechanical technician and in those years I already had a love for engines. I liked the smell of engines, the grease on my hands and the satisfaction of taking apart and then assembling these engines. Later, I studied architecture and that trained my hand, and I used the technique of sketching to reflect my passion for motorcycles.

On how many motorcycles he's drawn, and the materials he uses for his sketching

I would estimate that I've drawn at least a hundred and twenty per year in the last seven or eight years. I am happy to work with ink on paper or fabric. In my drawings, I usually do not delete the first few lines of the sketch, which remain there, showing the drawing's evolution from the beginning. Although I do it less often, I also like working with oil pastels, trying to faithfully recreate the motorcycle, but never forgetting that what I do is not a photograph, but an artistic interpretation of what I see.
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