It’s a great thing to finally have a dedicated room for art that I don’t also have to share with a bunch of household storage, odds and ends, the family vacuum cleaners and I don’t know what all.
Having everything close to hand makes me want to be more productive! This was a small commission for a family member, who wanted an old style girl’s Schwinn with a basket of flowers on the front. I found a photo of an old Phantom and did what I could.
For those who are interested, I used hot rolled watercolor paper, then sketched the frame and details with a mechanical pencil. Very lightly, of course. I did some of the shading with the mechanical pencil and finalized the lines. I put on the color with wax based colored pencils, then made the background with some washes, and finished everything with an ultra fine manga style ink marker.
I hope my client likes it – there are things I could improve but all in all it’s all right. The details are a little rough because of the small scale, which is roughly 8 1/2 by 11.