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Animal Lover Digital Art - Born To Be Wild by Nigel Follett

Born To Be Wild is a piece of digital artwork by Nigel Follett which was uploaded on September 29th, 2015.

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I wonder what that pig would look like riding in this one? Lovely as ever! Well done. FAVORITE!

Thanks Reynold. I wish I had the courage to ride bikes like this in the cold British weather!

I never tire of this gem!!!!! Lovely work of art FAVORITE

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Brilliant..............you`ve given me inspiration................L/F

Nigel Follett replied:

Hi Martin. Thanks for those kind words - inspiring you is a wonderful compliment and it's great to be told something like this.

This is so awesome! Great image!!! Fav!!!

Nigel Follett replied:

Lol. Thank you! This was an immense undertaking in time as it had to be faithful to a movie poster from the iconic, 'Easy Rider', with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda being the original riders. You may know that the song that went with the movie was called 'Born to be Wild' and I thought this would be a bit of fun to interpret it literally.

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Hi Reynold! Lol. You were right about people wanting commissions like this! I still can't do any work however because there is no space in the cottage as yet, and constant dust. New year - maybe February before I can do anything again!

Yep--had to view this treasure again!!!

Fabulous Nigel. Fv

Nigel Follett replied:

Thank you so much Valerie - a bit of fun! :-)

I had to come back!!!! I imagine you could make a small fortune with this. Maybe advertise in Biker mags. etc. These are people who have money *( otherwise they would not own the bikes) and would go gaa-gaa over this with their heads on there.

Nigel Follett replied:

You've hit the nail on the head - I'm wrestling with one thing - a friendship. The original of this is commissioned and a unique gift, which I think would diminish its value for my friend who set me in motion on this. He's happy enough with Gorillas, but I know he'd be upset by me commercialising the 'heads' idea on this particular piece. However, this is not the only iconic bike shot from a movie and this has mileage - already had one biker wanting his bike and himself riding alongside these two but from a completely different scene. So, yes, this has the potential to do well either way and going for an ad in traditional printed bike mags is a really good idea. Facebook has already yielded the next commission I mentioned...

Hi Nigel--I came back to see this again and see what your response was. Yes--bikers are very decent nice folk, although they do love to hang out in bars with loud music a bit more than most. Different heads is a great idea!

Nigel Follett replied:

:-) I really should be a biker!

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I must admit when I saw this I laughed... But this is serious indeed. You must forgive me as this is SIMPLY AMAZING IN VERY WAY!!!! I see the 180 hours in this so clearly---yes a labor of dedication to art where we lose ourselves in the world we create. I must tell you that the reason I laughed is that it brought back memories of my days playing the biker clubs. Our band was called the Devil's Disciples and all the bike clubs followed us. The bikers were pussy cats to us ( because we could play Born to Be Wild at the drop of a hat) Yep--crank of the fog machine, the volume,. and let her rip! It was always a hell of good time!!! IF we had this art on a giant mural as a backdrop it would have set the mood for all that we did back them. Made my day!!!!!!!!!! FAV!!!!! I could have set a ton of business to you. Oh Well now--only memories.

Nigel Follett replied:

Lol! Hi Reynold - well I've just seen your comments as I've been away watching Carl Palmer, Uli Jon Roth et al, WITH A LOAD OF BIKERS! lol. One of them was the guy that commissioned his own head and his best buddy on my original of this. He in turn is showing his version to his mates and I am 'threatened' (in the nicest sense) with many more bike works to come - a lot of Harley guys in my area, all in their fifties and sixties! So glad you like this version - my client (and friend) said I could re-use my background because he got 'mates rates' for me doing this.

Bravo Nigel! Your artwork is featured in Mutamea - My Change.

Nigel Follett replied:

Thank you Sora - that's a first for this one!

Thank you Robert! I had some fun doing this one and it was great messing with such an iconic image - had to paint it from scratch to get the definition up to 150dpi, so it took about 180 hours!

What a great presentation to go with the title!! v/f/t

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