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 Corinne Bardrof @anti_von_d ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Corinne!
Corinne Bardrof @anti_von_d
Where are you from originally? Syracuse, NY
Where do you live now? Same place. I’ve lived a few other places over the years, but Syracuse always calls me home.
What first got you into art? Being born! I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, and what makes me feel like I’m fulfilling my reason for being.
How would you describe your style? I’m an illustrator so I can do whatever I’m asked to do, with the exception of like dark, evil, masculine subject matter. If you want a tough looking Poseidon he’s gonna look a little prettier than he maybe should and his eyelashes are going to be epic.
What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you? Since I’m a tattoo artist, that is most of the art exposure I get right now. I do really love working from vintage botanical drawings and old black and white portrait photography.
As far as artists go: Camilla D’Errico, Kelly Doty, J. Scott Campbell, Lynn Akura, Ly Aleister’s eyelashes are EVERYTHING...so many. And, above all others, my high school art teacher, Mrs. Murphy, is the reason I am who I am as an artist. She recognized and encouraged my little slacker artist soul. Countless hours (when I was supposed to be in other classes) were spent at her desk just drawing and receiving advice from her.
What is your favorite medium? If I’m not tattooing, colored pencils are my medium of choice. I also mess with watercolors a bit but I’m not as good with them...and therefore lose patience pretty fast...because artists are essentially children ;)
When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out? One of my clients from a few years ago wound up starting a Central New York branch of the Litas. She wound up going last year and I saw the pictures on Instagram. It looked like an absolute blast and I’m so excited to be a part of it this year.
What is your connection to the motorcycle community? I’ve always loooooved motorcycles. No one in my family rode, but whenever I heard those Harley pipes brap down the road it left me feeling some kind of way. After riding on the back of a bike to Sturgis a few times and seeing all those beautiful old, turquoise adorned older women on their cruisers, I realized the driver’s seat is where I was meant to be.
Do you ride? If so, what do you ride? I do ride. I started on a Honda Rebel 250 and then moved onto my current bike: a Harley Street Bob. I got her in 2017 and have been clocking in as many riding hours as the temperamental CNY weather will allow.
If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be? An old Harley with the most obnoxious, glittery paint job you’ve ever seen. Squeaks a bit and doesn’t go very fast, but you still love it.
What will you be contributing to this years raffle? A helmet!
Tell us about what inspired you to create it? Tattoos, my bread and butter and constant inspiration...the wonderful, ridiculous career that allowed me to get my bike and take part in this event.