Pencil Drawings & Fine Prints

Classic Motorcycle Drawings and Commissions by Christopher Marshall

I specialise in creating finely detailed drawings of people and motorcycles. I draw highly detailed reproductions from photographs, rather than from life, whether face, figure or machinery. I endeavour to capture a true likeness and the magic of the picture to bring the image to life and create a lasting memory.
I have been fortunate enough to sell prints all over the world and have had my work published in several magazines. I sign all my prints in pencil only and the limited edition prints are signed and numbered on the front and the back of each one. I hope you enjoy what I do.
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I can turn that favourite fast fading photograph into an impressive hand drawn portrait.

Drawn on 100% cotton based, heavyweight paper with very careful attention to likeness and mechanical detail then mounted in museum quality materials, it will become a memorable piece of family history for future generations to admire. More than can be said for your 'unhappy snap!' It also makes a perfect present for that person who "has everything!"

Graphite, being an inert substance, will last considerably longer than any carefully hand processed black and white photo print, never mind any inkjet or laser based photo prints, and certainly create more interest.
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Each picture is freehand-drawn with ordinary graded graphite pencils. No tracing, projection, airbrush, geometrical instruments or technology is used, except to view an image, where a computer is used instead of a magnifying glass.

The original drawings can be viewed by appointment or occasionally at a show. They are drawn to a standard rather than a price using photographs that I have taken of the actual machine depicted, unless the owner has sent me reference.

Each print is individually and manually passed through the offset-lithographic press twice and only about 25 - 30 prints of a particular machine are produced at any one time.

I welcome your comments about my site, the illustrations and subject matter.
You can get in touch with me direct via my EMAIL address, you can write to me at...
Leywood Shaw, Leywood Road, Luddesdowne, Kent, DA13 0UD England.
or telephone me on +44 (0)1474 813434