But, it wasn't quite right. It was OK for a little sketch, but I wanted to make a proper drawing. So, I kept on trying. And trying. And trying. Never quite getting it right. Sometimes pushing it way too far (above). Sometimes going off on a tangent (above). And, sometimes finding myself in the summer of 1976 (above). But, still I'm trying. I'll never rest until I make a bicycle drawing that I am happy with. I won't stop. No bicycle drawing is going to get the better of me. No way, Jose.
Oh, and Miss Musa, that was what was on the previous page to THIS drawing.
Stay posted for a MEGA bicycle drawing. Coming to a screen near you, very soon.
In the 70's you did have to have a chopper and my sister got one but I very girlie-like and wanted a Raleigh with a basket so she was cool and I was once again, the geek.
I am most drawn to the 3rd one down..it's the most eyecatching to me. I love the angle and the wonderful drawing ! winna
These are terrific! Yep, those choppers were the must-have bike in the midwest US too. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
very cool, all are done so well. i'm drawing one for my discarded/abandoned/trash etc series. thanks for all the nice comments!
I think you're being a tad hard on yourself ... I like them all! I like the creative approach you've taken to the task. Well done! nancy
Amazing! I've always liked how you stress so much on the outlines, and then adding depth into the subject by hatching... it's just so pretty!
Loving these - each one in its own way.
I like the bike!
I like how you chose a section of the bike - very creative composition, and well drawn.
c,mon....be truthful ~
you really can't ride a bike?
You have never owned a bike?! Shocking! Ahh the summer of '76. That was the heatwave, right? It was also the year Mr Pippa was born!
I really like these drawings. I'm glad you shared all of them. I always like the drawings you do with writing around them, but I also love the clean look of the final one.
Nice job, Andrea. You always knock the socks off all your drawings. And these three are no exception.
Love them all.
I love the angle of the bike. Love the second one, it's magic. So AJ.
Knowing your love of fine detail in biro Andrea, have you seen these?
Haven't been online since posting this, so am most pleased to read all these lovely comments.
Pippa, yes, it was the heatwave and also the year of the ladybird invasion. Ladybirds everywhere.
Rob, it really is true. Honestly. I can't swim either.
Loulou, it's so much cooler to be a geek.
Rhomany, yes, they are totally brilliant, aren't they? Way way too good for my liking!
Cheers, my dears. You make my day.
Oh, wonderful. Love all three versions, with a slight preference for the first one. When I look at your drawings, I feel exactly like when I was a child looking at Walt Disney's drawings - it seems to me your drawings make things neater, more approachable and more lovable.
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