For this poster, I asked myself, "At its best— at MY best— how does riding a bike make me feel?" The answer was simply: wild and free. So, yeah, bombing through a field in a herd with wild animals I guess covers that.
Animation Producer by day, Illustrator by night, I cherish when I'm engaged in a project that will have a life outside of a screen. I first fell in love with animation because of how well it lends itself to narrative, so it's no surprise to me that my illustrations have followed suit.
I started with a lot of VERY loose marker sketches of herds of animals. Concurrently was research—images of animals from various angles. I couldn't find any aerial references of these animals running, so I ultimately made it up using images of them from the side in different positions
Next were clean pencil drawings that I scanned into Photoshop, where I drew the final line work, honed in on my palette, and prepped the file for the printer.
When I was a kid, I loved riding a bike to school. So when, after 5 years of living in New York, I started to feel trapped— riding a bike to work seemed like as good an idea as any to try to find some joy. My younger former self had the right idea, and cycling helps me stay in touch with her.
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