Lunch Lines

I love bicycles, and Washington, DC has no shortage of them. When I step out for my lunchtime stroll, I see bicycles are all over the place, locked to bike racks, trees, traffic signs, etc. I decided to start sketching some of them, and here’s the first attempt; a mid-80s Trek 600 series sport-touring bike. As I found out, drawing the circles for the wheels, correctly catching the frame geometry and angles (especially getting all of the frame tubes to match up as the lines are being drawn), and getting the general perspective of the handlebars and front end of the bike relative to the rest of the is quite a challenge.

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3 thoughts on “Lunch Lines”

  1. I love bike-spotting in cities like Washington DC; old bikes don’t die – they just come to cities like these and get recycled into commuter and townie bikes. There’s plenty of classic race bikes from the 80s than now just get ridden to the local market, cafe, or bar, and are left locked outside to be sketched.

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