I wanted to do an illustration that captured the feeling of freedom and curiosity that your first bike gives you. Leonardo da Vinci meets Calvin and Hobbes. This is the 3rd edition of this print.
I am an illustrator and printmaker based in Somerville, Massachusetts. I am most passionate about story telling, so all of my work has a pretty strong narrative element. I find the challenge of trying to tell a whole story in a single image, or at least allude to something larger and more complex than what you see, to be extremely satisfying. Creating an image is like a conceptual jigsaw puzzle.
For any project, I start with lots and lots of small thumbnail sketches. Usually a few dozen of them. Thumbnails are super helpful when brainstorming the initial concept and making major composition decisions.
My print is a three-color hand-pulled screen print, printed on French Paper's Whip Cream paper. Jay at AntiDesigns in Boston did the printing
I am an everyday bike rider. To me, what makes bicycles great is the freedom and personal agency they provide. I think bikes appeal to artists because they seek that sort of freedom in all aspects of their lives.
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