DescriptionThis current print is the motorcycle that was used during World War II by the United States military. They also made a variant for the allies. It was based on the civilian model WL. It had a 45 cubic inch engine. Production stopped after the war, but would be brought back for a short time during the Korean War.Most WLAs would be sold after the war as surplus and changed for civilian use. Do to their low cost, durability, and ease of modifications, this was a very desirable bike in its time and even now.
Russell McKeand, Munci Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement Over 35 years experience drawing a variety of things. Mainly portraits and motorcycles. I have specialized all of my career in one media, that being Prismacolor colored pencil. I use a very unforgiving technique called burnishing that fills every area of the paper with multiple blended layers of pencil. Once the paper is filled, it will not accept any more pencil. Most people cannot identify the medium because it just doesn't look like pencil at first glance.