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Live Free and Ride Hard

About this Poster

Biking has a very distinct posture associated with it and I wanted to capture that without ever having to depict a bicycle. I've also been really digging rough, textured and stylized art that is in the vein of Jamie Hewlett with Tank Girl, so this was a bit of an honorary piece of that; the jacket, helmet and overall style. I also wanted to experiment with a muted pink palette on pink paper, so this have me an perfect opportunity to try out some methods.

Size
24.0″ x 18.0
Paper
French Paper, Kraft-Tone, Memo Orange Kraft
Color
3-color screen print


Back Story

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One
Doing It Live

I did a few initial sketches of a punk looking girl on a bike. One where she is the focus like the final piece, but the other one used her silhouette as a window into a biking scene. The original sketch was then brought to an Adobe Live drawing event I was the guest of and I conducted color studies live, which was a lot of fun and helped to get people's feedback immediately.

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Two
Stylistic Expression

Bicycles have always interested me and have allowed me to travel to friends' houses, commute to work, get exercise and express my style. There’s a beauty to their design that remains entirely unique. They’re intricate devices that retain a mechanical quality within such a digital age.

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Three
Head Space

I really love riding my bike in the woods or on back roads in order to separate myself from the stresses of the world. When I’m riding, I feel even more connected to the earth than when I’m walking or running. Something about the fluidity of motion really helps to clear my mind. This  gives me a space in my own head when I can’t take time away from work or other obligations.