Candace wanted me to draw her Dad on his '90 Honda Gold Wing trike. If you've read much of my blog, you have discovered that I am a Harley man (guy, boy, male - you choose). Some of the two wheel riders don't have a whole lot of nice things to say about trikes. Not me! One look at this photo and you can tell that this machine is a beast.
Candace says, "He just bought this bike about a month ago and it's his baby!" Some baby! I figured that it came out of the womb roaring. Actually, those Gold Wings are very quiet machines. They'll sneak up on you - if you let them. In this caricature the law is not letting him get by. I hope that Dad has a good lawyer.
I "cheated" on this illustration a bit. Previously, I have drawn bikes freehand. Doing it that way usually involves a lot of time lightly sketching the machine before I get it right. But this trike is so complicated looking that I had to purchase some carbon paper to tracing it out before I set it down in pen. (If you don't know what carbon paper is then you're too young to be up this late reading this blog. Go to bed.) The carbon paper worked like a charm and saved me tons of time.
Candace says that she is going to post this drawing on her blog after Christmas. She doesn't want to risk him seeing the drawing before hand. So you get to see it here first. But go ahead and visit her blog now - she a crafty lady and I'm sure you'll enjoy some of her creations.
And oh! There is no truth to the rumor that the pig in the illustration is symbolic of the Harley, Hog Riding, crowd. My fellow HD riders would never forgive me if that were true. "Wink, Wink"
Update: Candace wrote and said, "Just wanted to drop you a note to say that Daddy loved his drawing! Thank you! I added it to my blog!" Go check it out.