I’m pausing the food theme today because I had to draw a mountainbike for the prompt “muddy”:
I’m always trying to improve my bike drawing skills and I think I’m improving a little tiny bit everytime. My boyfriend loves mountainbikes and mountainbiking and the muddy season that we’re heading into, and I’m fortunate to have him as a ruthless consultant (see my post Bike practice for examples of his useful comments).
This time I managed to draw the layout of the frame before helplessly googling “bike”:
Which is great progress for me!
I kind of forgot the seat post, and I made the tires too fat for the wheels to turn 😕
But whatever, small steps forward (like with my actual mountainbike practice).
Time to practice my bike drawing skills! I’ve always found it almost impossible to draw a bike that looks normal. And, apparently, I’m not the only one, which Gianluca Giminis fantastic project Velocipedia clearly shows (shown to me by a certain bike nerd who plays an important role in this post).
I’ve become quite happy with mountainbiking these past couple of years. Fortunately, I live with the mentioned bike expert/nerd who is willing to help me improve my biking skills as well as my drawing skills.
Here are my doodles from today with a couple of helpful comments:
I don’t know what the last comment means. But I guess it matches my skills on an actual mountainbike quite well, since I’m probably about 25 years behind everyone else on the trail.
Throwback to biking around icy Copenhagen a month ago with this guy:
I only slipped once in the snow while cycling and managed to jump off my bike and throw it aside – and LAND ON MY FEET! The rest of the trip was peaceful yet cold (but there were croissants).
The weather is starting to look a bit like Spring, and I can’t wait for a season with lots of biking. And hopefully no falling, since I’ve probably used up all my luck that one time landing ON. MY. FEET.