Journal: Tim Layzell's Graphic Style Captures Sheer Speed

Tim Layzell’s Graphic Style Captures Sheer Speed

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
February 7, 2014
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Many of the automotive artists that we feature have an impressionistic style that allows for the vibrations and movement of motor racing to shine through. But this week’s subject, Mr. Tim Layzell favors a much more graphic approach focused on conveying sheer speed.

Tim also paints in a photo-real style and has been recognized for both approaches. While hard work usually triumphs over natural ability, in Tim’s case, he seems to be both prolific and gifted as his earliest drawings (from age three!) display an innate ease in describing automotive proportions.

While his work covers a broad era (the ‘30s through the ‘70s) he prefers to focus on the 1950s and ‘60s because of the wonderful cars and characters. According to his site, “a particular favorite with Tim is the dynamic, swashbuckling Mike Hawthorn. Whether he is depicted four-wheel-drifting his Cooper Bristol, D-Type Jaguar or Ferrari Dino, Hawthorn is always a popular subject with Tim’s customers throughout the world. Other favorite subjects include drivers like Tazio Nuvolari, Fangio, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Graham Hill and cars like the Alfa Romeo 158, Maserati 250F, the Ferrari Testa Rossa and GTO and the Lotus Grand Prix Cars of the 1960s, the 18, 25, and 49 and the BRM cars of the same era.”

But we’re not the only ones who admire his work. Just last year, Tim’s work was featured at some of the best vintage car events around the world including the Goodwood Revival, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and Silverstone Classic. Enjoy!

To check out Tim’s personal site, click here

To purchase original artwork please contact him directly via his site (linked above) and for prints, click here.

To follow him on twitter, click here.

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timmy850
timmy850

Some of those would make perfect phone backgrounds! (the vertical ones especially)

Beck
Beck

Nice, I’ve been trying to search of the artist of this picture for a while now. Thanks!!

Garrick Goh
Garrick Goh
Beck
Beck

Oh wow, so they are actually two different artists. Thanks for clarifying!

Garrick Goh
Garrick Goh

Yep, two different artists, similar concepts, both very talented!

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

I know most artist try to go for a realistic style but i really love this artist style. I love the bright vibrant look to it also i like how the artist created a sense of speed by distorting the image to make it almost like a blur as the car rushes by.