The Sharpie Paint Job Victory Judge Motorcycle

A new trend is to use sharpies to “paint” all types of vehicles. Look at this very cool “sharpie paint job” on a 2013 Victory Judge motorcycle created by a young artist graphics designer named Melissa Breitenfeldt. This project was realized for the 2012 Australian Motorcycle Expo where Victory will display this one-off project. Artwork theme? Of course, Blind Justice…

22 Responses to “The Sharpie Paint Job Victory Judge Motorcycle”

  1. 1 Shifter Feb 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 am

    And now, Melissa and Cyril, you are responsible for all good (and bad) sharpie paint jobs we are going to see in bike shows during the next couple of years!

  2. 2 1550tc Feb 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Jeff is this the same girl who did that bike you had in Sturgis last summer??

  3. 3 Kemper Feb 22nd, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Love it!

  4. 4 dannyb278 Feb 22nd, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Fantastic how she was able to tell a story and put so much detail in the work without over saturating the bike with images. Looks super clean. Love the 4 horsemen.

  5. 5 Ernie L Feb 22nd, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Artists are from some place different than the rest of us.

  6. 6 burnout Feb 22nd, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I am hell with a sharpie myself. For touch up only! This girl, and other true artists, can probably use burnt motor oil and make IT look good. peace

  7. 7 andrew peters Feb 22nd, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Look what those bleedin’ kids did to my motor while I was parked outside the school… can’t a geezer just sit in pease and watch the children play….

  8. 8 Jeff Nicklus Feb 22nd, 2012 at 12:21 pm


    Nope, our in house airbrush guy did ours. We used 16 boxs of various tip size Sharpies to do our bike (The Smuggler model) with.

    Over & Out,


  9. 9 Jeff Nicklus Feb 22nd, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    She is very good!

    Over & Out,


  10. 10 John Green Feb 22nd, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    It’s great to see people under 50 doing work for a motorcycle company………and getting credit for it!

  11. 11 Dana Feb 22nd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful. I’m curious though…. she used an actual sharpie on the bike? How long this type of paint job will last before it fades?

  12. 12 Custom Metal Art Feb 22nd, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    This so sweet, I love how she added a concept into her drawings and not just some random doodles.

  13. 13 Hoyt Feb 22nd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    @dana – it probably is covered in a clear coat

  14. 14 Brett Feb 22nd, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    She is an awesome artist…

    HOWEVER, not what I’d want on my bike. Any bike I ever have no matter the showroom price, will have alot of money put into it. So when I have a bike of $20K & up, I don’t want the paint to be someone drawing a comic book on it.

    I guess if it were Frank Frazetta or HR Giger doing the art, that is one thing…I dunno, to me this just looks cheap…..

    I dunno…Hot Rod flames have stood the test of time. The “real” flames are about a decade…..we’ll see if 20 years if people still want this.

  15. 15 Matt Feb 22nd, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Good Job. Hey Victory you hiring any more Graphic Designers? =D

  16. 16 Mark Moses Feb 22nd, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    It is exciting to see craftmenship alive and well. Bravo!

  17. 17 Mike Wink Feb 23rd, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Anything new in this field is welcome, the high dollar art on bikes has gone to basic black and this is an affordable in between.

  18. 18 Jeff Nicklus Feb 23rd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Mike Wink,

    You would be shocked if you knew just how expensive this “basic black” sharpie paint job cost. I know we did one (granted it has much more artwork on it) and we had over 200 man hours of labor invested in just the sharpie portion of the project alone ….. and that does not address the cost of the paint materials or shop time. Even at $50 a man hour that is $10K in labor alone …. my cost! I wouldn’t consider doing another one for a customer for less than $17-18K min.

    Over & Out,


  19. 19 Wiz Feb 24th, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Yeah Jeffy, I saw yer Sharpie artwork in the women’s bathroom stall in the hotel in Lead last year! Kinda crude redition of your lower extremities, but ya got yer POINT across! What wuz I doin’ in the ladies room stall you ask? Same thing…”Fer a GOOD TIME call…..” Yuk-Yuk!!! Wiz

  20. 20 The Supreme Team Feb 24th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Wiz, was that what THAT was? I thought somebody smashed a gnat on the wall!

  21. 21 Martin Twofeather Feb 26th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Excellent work and a talented young person…

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