Friday, August 14, 2015

Summer projects...

It's no secret that my art takes a hiatus during the summer.  Well not so much a hiatus but major slow down.  I've had one piece on my desk for some time.  It's still on my desk and moved aside for another project I'm doing.


I like the negative space is creates between the two bikes.  Can't wait to use my new water colors again.

Here's a project that always seems to be hard to finish up.  My Odin's Revenge bike.



Really like the way this one turned out.

I finally completed the Land Rover piece.


And last but not least the piece that's been waiting for completion.  I'm afraid it's going to have to wait for a bit.  As we are moving and that will take up a lot of my spare time.
So there you are.  All caught up.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Firefly Titanum CX for Odin's Revenge.

The bike for Odin's is always a tough one.  It comes at a time when I'd rather be in the garage or on a dirt road somewhere.  So this one took about two months to get done.





Thursday, June 4, 2015

Why haven't there been any UPDATES!?!?!?!?

Well this one is pretty easy to answer.  Why haven't there been any updates on this blog?  Well...It's Spring!  I'm in the garage fiddling with a bike or riding one somewhere.  It's been a overly wet spring but I've still found time to ride.  That translates into less time for artwork.  While I was cranking it out this winter I just haven't felt motivated at all.  However let me show you what I have been up to.

I've made a few bracelets and sold quite a few of them.

As I said before I've also been in the garage....

However there is some art being done.  This one's for Odin's Revenge.


There you have it.  My excuses for not being very artistic as of late.

Monday, March 16, 2015

B, B and B

Brooklyn Blue Beauty by Horse Cycles.  I saw this one in Pintrest.  Later I saw the forward facing view.  I'd still do the rear facing view if I had to do it again.  The Cranks and BB were very cluttered and dark...so that part is still sort of a mess.  I really like the handlebars however.





Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Burn for a single speed

This one had me looking all over the net for a Bianchi Pista Classica.  Lucky for me there aren't a lot of them around and if there are they are pricey.  This one turned out really well I think.  Getting the Celeste (pronounced che-les-te in Italian, Se-lest in English) color right was a bit tricky but I think I came close.  I wasn't totally happy with the lettering on the frame.  It's close to what the original was but not really quite there.





Monday, February 23, 2015

Ritte way to go.

I borrowed a technique from a fellow redditor and water color artist I-wanna-hug Kim Winberry.  I think I went to dark on the handle bar tape.  It was hard to get the "effect" I was looking for.  However the fine pen lines really helps out the over all feel.

Anyhow this is a Ritte Cyclocross Crossberg -






Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Old English

I'd had a request to do a different type of bike then my usual fat, adventure or mountain bike.  The request was for a track bike.  This came up in the search for a track bike.  Here's the full story on it - http://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/bens-tt-bike/

I wasn't totally happy with the way the ink turn out.  I do like how the red blended into orange.  Thou I think there should be more orange then I put in.  I've got to learn to be a little less heavy handed on the color.