Recently, I was one of a small group of local Fort Wayne artists asked to participate in a bicycle-themed art show called, appropriately, Bike-It! The event was put on by the classy folks at One Lucky Guitar and Good Stuff Design, in conjunction with some other cycling-related downtown happenings. (Event poster by OLG)
Though I used to ride a lot in my youth, I haven’t been on a bike in years, and so wanted to do a piece that referenced bikes in a more unusual way. I settled pretty quickly on some sort of bike-related pop-culture reference, with Star Wars eventually beating out Tron as I started sketching.
Once I’d inked the linework and locked in the composition, I turned the illustration over to my wife (and frequent collaborator) Emma Peat to handle the color. I was juggling several other rush projects at the time and Emma’s grasp of color is far more nuanced than mine, so I was very grateful to have her help on this one. Here’s the finished collaboration, “We Can’t Repel Bike Shorts Of That Magnitude.” Click for a bigger version!
And here’s OLG’s recap video from the event:
It was a fun show and a big honor to be invited to participate. Hopefully it’ll happen again next year!