Thursday, 28 April 2011

bicycles at the hotel

Around where I live a lot of people like to ride their bicycles, and we are blessed with many excellent local pubs. These things combine very nicely.

Though I do recommend some moderation if riding home from the pub... and a helmet.

Drawn and coloured in response to Illustration Friday theme 'bicycle'.

R :)

10 comments:

  1. very, very nice. love the litho-look of this.

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  2. really great! coloured digitally?

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  3. Good work, nice shadows! (is it your bicycle?) :)

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  4. Nice! I really like the details and 'lighting'/shadows.

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  5. Wow! This is gorgous. I love your lines and palette. So beautiful.

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  6. Like this a lot! The prospect of the pub almost makes me want to cycle.

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  7. wow - this is wonderful! Love the colors, too.

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  8. I really like how crisp and clean this looks. You did a beautiful job with the composition and contrast.

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  9. Thanks so much for the comments everyone!

    The pic was based on a reference photo I took a few days ago. It is Autumn here so I tried to capture the bright but cooling Autumn light. I was sitting on my own bicycle at the time so neither of the bikes featured are mine (sorry jokken).

    I used a dip pen and ink for the linework and coloured the image fairly quickly with vector art textured by a greyscale cement photo set to Soft Light. The colour scheme was based on a ColourLovers palette by 'normaltrouble'- http://www.colourlovers.com/palette/962763/092009-3

    Happy illustrating to you all.
    R:)

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