First off, I should say that this isn’t exactly a unique everyday design because there are a lot of different bike designs around. I still wanted to post about it though because these bikes are out of wood! WOOD! They’re made of mahogany by a ninth-generation ship wright. This allows them to be lighter, with the bikes even been raced professionally and scoring well. I think it’s great when designers start experimenting with new materials for familiar items. You can read more about theses wooden bikes here.
Archive for June, 2011
I’ve been pretty busy lately so I haven’t had a chance to get back into my anatomy drawing but in the meantime I’ve been making cards for my sister and mum whose birthday are within a week of each other! I wanted to make each card about items they really like ^_^.
The southern hemisphere is approaching the middle of the winter season and what better way to enjoy the chilly weather than to hold a festival for it! This is the first time that I’m aware of that Brisbane has held a Winter Festival. I first heard about it on Twitter when someone tweeted about an ice skating rink being set up in King George Square. I eagerly looked into it and by the end of the day I had booked tickets. One of my friends managed to organise a small group of us to meet up and go to the same session and also check out what else was on offer.
This weeks favourite artist is Jasper Goodall, someone whom I only discovered recently even though he’s apparently been quite well known in the industry since the late nineties. He was one of the last speakers at the 2010 Brisbane Semi-Permanent Conference and I was completely taken by his illustrations and skill.
I’ve been a bit behind in my posts this week since I’ve had other things going on. Because I’ve been posting about my favourite artists and sketches, I also haven’t had the time to write about May’s collection till now. So lets get into it!
My next favourite artist is Tim Biskup with his wonderful characters, colours and conceptual pieces. I discovered him around same time I was searching for artists who create that ‘1950s storybook illustration‘ style, though I now can’t recall how I came across his work specifically. I do believe it was for researching my graduate project though back in 2009.
I’ve been meaning to get back into drawing more regularly for some time now. In my high school years I used to love it and spent a lot of time doodling and sketching in my workbooks. When I went to uni, the workload built up and I lost interest in drawing to instead focus on my work. Since I finished my studies, I’ve wanted to get back to the skill level I was at before I started.