I like how bikes can turn errands into something you look forward to. I also enjoy drawing food. So this project was a perfect opportunity to let those things merge and get to sketchin’.
I’m 1/3 of Texas’s smallest non-violent biker gang. The other two members are a beautiful petite woman and a tiny baby. Humor finds its way into most of my self initiated projects. Mostly pun-based stuff. It’s embarrassing, but I guess that’s who I am.
Just about everything I create starts with pencil and paper. It’s the quickest way to test ideas. I sketched out the produce and bike parts individually, scanned everything, then traced it in Illustrator to create a kit of parts.
As the composition started to gel, I experimented with color and landed on a palette loosely based on Topo Chico bottles – red, yellow, and a nice blue-green from the glass. Then I added some jitter to the lines to warm things up and a few speckled shadows to suggest depth.
I love to explore neighborhoods and take in the sights and smells that you just don’t get when you’re on four wheels. There’s a place about 20 minutes South of where I live that usually smells like chicken on a charcoal grill, rosemary, weed, and hose water. I totally get why dogs stick their heads out of cars.
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