Retro Sketch

This is from a 2004 sketchbook. I’m a huge cycling fan, hardcore cyclist, and lover of all things cycling, and as an artist, I even draw them as well. Of course, bicycles are very technical subjects to draw, though the beauty of drawing is that you don’t have to draw things right to draw them good. When drawing bicycles, I put the rulers, compasses, protractors, and MACs away, and just draw from detail to detail, line to line, and shape to shape, simply focusing on the visuals and aesthetics that I love about bicycles. Here’s a drawing of a fixed-gear track bike, the workhorse of New York City bike messengers, and quite ubiquitous on the streets, in the traffic, and locked-up all over the city.