The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Laura Rogoski @sk8tits ! She has hand painted an Atwyld Jacket for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Laura!
Where are you from originally?
I was born right outside of Chicago. When I was 10 I moved to Ann Arbor Michigan for a few years. Then I spent 4 years living on Long Island. Finished High School in Traverse City, MI. I went to college and spent four years in Burlington, VT.
Where do you live now:
I live in Salt Lake City, UT. I moved here for the mountains and the camping!
What first got you into art?
I have been creating art since as early as I can remember. I used to draw on EVERYTHING. The walls, stuffed animals, my clothes... I took a variety of art classes in High School. I was a Studio Art minor in college. There is something special about losing yourself in a project. Getting into the state where you have no idea what time it is.
How would you describe your style?
Observational drawing with a twist of abstract. I love drawing creatures, skeletons, and tits.
What Inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
I am constantly inspired by nature. Animals and anatomy are particular interesting to me. When I was younger I was really drawn to Salvador Dali - his classic skill mixed with creativity. I always wanted to have a technical talent for drawing while adding something unrealistic and unique.
What is your favorite medium?
Acrylic for larger paintings. I also like drawing with pencil then micro pens.
When did you first hear about Babes ride out?
I heard about it a few years ago! I met a rad group of motorcycle chicks who went and told me about how amazing their experience was. I haven’t been yet but it’s on my list!
What is your connection to the motorcycle community?
My mom was really into Harleys when I was a girl. As I grew older I became friends with people who rode. I loved going for rides on the back of other people’s bikes. I got tired of asking for rides and decided to get my own. My first bike was a 2003 Harley Sportster 1200. I loved riding up the canyons in Utah. Then, on October 25th, 2017 I was T-boned by a car turning left. I was rushed to the hospital for multiple surgeries to mend my broken femur and dislocated and broken hip. I was wearing a helmet and was so lucky not to suffer a head or spinal injury. So many people in the motorcycle and snowboard community helped me through my recovery. I am eternally grateful!
While I was still on crutches I started looking for a new bike. A friend went with me to check out bikes and I bought a stock 2000 Harley Sportster 1200. I have spent the last 4 months tearing her apart and putting her back together. Learning everything I can about what makes her run. I am going to be able to ride again next month and I can’t wait!
Do you ride? I so what do you ride?
A 2000 Harley Davidson sportster. Started as an 883 bored out to a 1200. She has a black frame, Z bars, and a raw steel finish on the tank and fender. I painted a fox skull with a skeleton body, tits, and a double headed snake on the tank. Her name is Foxy - she’s a real beauty.
If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?
A badass little sportster named Foxy <3
What will you be contributing to this year’s raffle?
An olive green Atwyld jacket with a skeleton babe riding a chopper. She has a cat skeleton head. The bike is throwing up a cloud of dust filled with flowers.
Tell us about what inspired you to create it?
I am really drawn to American traditional tattoo style. I love drawing skeletons with tits. There are way too many amazing pieces with guys riding bikes or girls standing by bikes. Definitely a shortage of artwork featuring babes ripping on bikes. I wanted to create something that was badass and feminine.