Another illustration for Urban Velo, to accompany the named article.
Initial sketch to work out composition
Sketch done using a photo reference (if the biker’s body looks somewhat gangly or effeminate, it’s because he’s modeled after the only person I had available at the time… which is usually me): hah, the hairy legs are actually somewhat straight from the photo!
The finished ink drawing, before scanning and digital color.
More and more I think the little cute girls are becoming dolls; singular representations of the many facets we (I) want to represent. This one is carefree, bare-footed, and young; that one moves herself around at her own pace; and the last one walks with bears… really, they are all the same person.