Coleman's Motorcycle Sculpture


Recently in the "Anytime Art" thread a particular Chop Cultist's work caught my eye. Brad Coleman's scaled down machines perfectly capture the gesture of the motorcycles they are modeled after. I got in touch with the artist and asked him a few questions. His answers, and his own photos are showcased below. 

From your blog it looks like you haven't been making these long. How many bike sculptures like this have you created? So far I have created 10 of them.

What other forms of sculpture/art do you do? Mainly pinstriping and custom automotive painting, but i have done some oil on canvass and I'm always drawing with pen or pencil.

Wanna give us a run down on the process? How long does it typically take? Do you do anything to get scale correct or is it all by eye? What tools do you use?  It starts with a rough sketch on paper in the size I want the final bike to be. This then becomes the template for all the parts of the bike. the scale is done all by eye. No measuring involved, just what looks  good. It can take from 3 to 4 weeks to complete one bike, depending on size and detail. I use the standard metal working tools. grinders, sanders, drills, saws...

Which one is your favorite so far? The board track racers probably are, but the second Panhead is definitely high on the list.

What's your background, ie: self-taught, art school, etc? All my skills are self taught.

Got any pics of your real motorcycle? (I see a Triumph listed on your profile) As far as the Triumph goes, it's still in the, pile of parts stage. hopefully soon. I currently ride a XS650... when its not broken.

Are they for sale? How does someone get in touch with you? They are for sale. The pricing starts at $500. The best way to get in touch with me is to email me at 

Do you do commissions? ie: would you duplicate someone's bike? Yep. (Editor's note: How cool would it be to have your bike immortalized like this?)

Anything else you'd like to add? My sculptures are 100% hand made in the USA. I don't make duplicates. Every one is different. They are truly a one off work of art. Once again, thanks for giving me an opportunity to have a feature on the site. I love bikes, and love to ride them. The Chop Cult is an awesome place for me to talk and share ideas with like minded people

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All photos courtesy of Brad Coleman.

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Commented on 5-9-2011 At 06:36 pm

This guy is amazing!! Saw his original posting in the AA Thread. Someday I'll own one of these.

Commented on 5-9-2011 At 06:40 pm

really alot of great work. expensive, but anything good is.

Commented on 5-9-2011 At 06:47 pm

excellent craftsmanship man! once i get my chop mocked up, i'd seriously think about commissioning this guy.

Commented on 5-9-2011 At 07:00 pm

Those are super cool I was checking them out on the Art thread too. Amazing work.

Commented on 5-9-2011 At 07:08 pm


Commented on 5-9-2011 At 07:33 pm

WOW. Speechless. Those are amazing.

Commented on 5-9-2011 At 08:06 pm

damn fine, plain and simple!

Commented on 5-9-2011 At 08:17 pm

The Panhead is sick, $500 sounds reasonable for 3-4 weeks work to me.

Commented on 5-9-2011 At 10:26 pm

Those are sweet def some time and talent in those

Commented on 5-10-2011 At 01:00 am

thanks for sharing!
the sculptures are awesome!

Commented on 5-10-2011 At 04:26 am

I wish I was small enough to ride one.

Commented on 5-10-2011 At 05:51 am

really nice!

Commented on 5-10-2011 At 08:25 am

Amazing detail. Really great work.

Commented on 5-10-2011 At 09:09 am

just awesome! can't wait to see someone get a custom one!

Commented on 5-10-2011 At 09:09 am

A true artist. Someone who not only sculpts what he loves but loved something enough first to start sculpting it. Freaking sweet.

Commented on 5-10-2011 At 03:52 pm

Dig it. Nothing like working in a small scale to really dial in the proportional eye. Great work!

Commented on 5-11-2011 At 06:58 am

thats some cool detail if i ever win the lotto ill hit coleman up for sure

Commented on 5-11-2011 At 07:12 am

Very cool!

Commented on 5-11-2011 At 12:01 pm

Amazing work,

Commented on 5-11-2011 At 06:30 pm

very sick the detail is dead on..these are truly a work of motorcycle art!

Commented on 5-28-2011 At 10:37 pm

Some people are truly blessed with talent. Great job.

Commented on 12-29-2011 At 02:58 pm

true artist grate eye

Commented on 2-6-2012 At 10:51 pm

now that's art! freackin gorgeous!

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