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The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
The Artistic Biker is a blunt force journey through the art world and art journaling. If Bob Ross, Red Green and Justin Wilson had a love child, it would be The Artistic Biker!
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Say Nothing Out Loud

February 3rd, 2016


My life is starting to gain a modicum of normalcy. I appreciate a few weeks with no surprises. However, that leaves me with not much to talk about. And so, if you have nothing to say, then say nothing out loud!

You can watch this page unfold at 20 time the speed of by watch the video quiche (pronounced “quickie”) over at the You Tube here: https://youtu.be/GpOltVQWC7M

You can watch this page roll out in real time with everything but the hair drying in the video Longy over at the You Tube here: https://youtu.be/DyxGzqvGKl4

You can also skip over and see what others were sharing by watching the Easel Video also over at the You Tube here: https://youtu.be/LRgE2-bFOYg

Happy 2016!

January 1st, 2016


With the holidays and 2015 drawing to a  close, I also am closing a whole chapter in my life. I am officially starting the new year as a Texican! This will bring all of the galavanting around the countryside to an end and let me focus more time on my family, my health, my work, and my art. I look forward to amazing things in 2016, and can’t wait to see what you do with it too! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Titan Buff!

November 2nd, 2015


I sincerely hope that you had a safe and happy Halloween! Here are the videos from this week’s Halloween episode:


It was the fifth week of the Halloween season here at the artistic biker live! And really what could be more scary than a fat man in a white spandex suit with gold lamay hot pants? Wherever there is a damsel in a dress there is Titan Buff to save the day!
This week’s easels came to us from the sexy redheaded Darcy, the mighty Jay The Viking, and the adorable AthalaMiley

1 hour Longy: https://youtu.be/sRzM1y1RkvA
3 minute Quiche: https://youtu.be/TgsjyJ491xk

Weekly Update 07OCT201

October 7th, 2015

The Videos


I AM THE HALLOWEENY! Crash and burn at an attempt at a popup page for your enjoyment. The price of overthinking things.

You can watch the video QUICHE (pronounced “quickie”) HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a906TK0L7o 
You can watch the video LONGY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEuTiC07cBc 
And you can watch the EASELS HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBNkc-hX2Gc

The Easels

What’s On Your Easel? What have you been doing with yourself? I sincerely want to know what you are currently drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing, writing, singing, choreographing, photogging, or otherwise artistically making love to!  Send an email to blade@artisticbiker.com and we’ll use your works to inspire other because that’s what this is really all about!

Jay the Viking

Jay is sending us weekly updates of his painting of Jamie Lynn (Artist Poet Girl) and her husband.


Artist Poet Girl

Jamie Lynn just wrapped up the 29 Faces challenge for Ayala Art. Photo links to her blog post.



9″X12″ watercolor of a Whooping Crane


Kerri Love

Did a gel transfer on her ustream that she uncovered on a background for a journal page.


Sexy Red Headed Darcy

Darcy made a big haired girl using her stamps.


And the October 2015 issue of Craft Stamper includes on of our Sexy, Red-Headed Darcy’s stamps!


Weekly Update 30SEP2015

October 1st, 2015

The Videos


Spring and fall are my favorite two weeks in Oklahoma. This week we played a little with atmospheric perspective by making the back ground a bit hazy so as to “push it back”.. to the background on might say… When I saw the shape of the foreground, however, I saw a ginger and took the page in a completely different direction. Yay!

You can watch the short video QUICHE here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaCpiyd24k4
You can watch the full hour video LONGY here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RksFOkItWh8
And you can watch the EASELS here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVrikOSYx4I

The Easels

This week’s easel submissions come from The Sexy, Redheaded Darcy, Jay the Viking, and Jamie Lynne “Artist Poet Girl”.

Jay the Viking



The Sexy, Red-headed Darcy




Artist Poet Girl



The Family

I won’t fill this space with all the pics of the SUPER BLOOD MOON ECLIPSE that we stayed up to watch. But I will share with you this photo of a demonstration on ruining night vision. COMPLETELY blinded them for at leas a minute with the flash.  :)
Also note the drawings on the sidewalk. Those are chalk renditions of what is happening during the eclipse. There’s a video of that on the Facebook fan page. CLICK HERE to “like” it and watch the video.


Studio & World Tour

I got to visit with Artist Poet Girl, Jamie Lynn, in her studio! She was gracious enough to, not only make me coffee, but to give me some canvases and paint to play with. I painted a 30 minute portrait of her.  :)
What a lovely woman, and the hugs alone made the trip well worth it!



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