Inktober 2018 #23

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 πŸ˜•

But whatever, small steps forward (like with my actual mountainbike practice).

Inktober 2018 #23

Bike 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 projectΒ 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.

Bike practice