Oldies: Bicycle Tour Sketch 1

It’s a little busy here this week so I thought I’d post some old sketches. This sketch (below) is another from the bicycling tour I took a few decades ago. I quote myself here, from an earlier posting:

Many moons ago (1986…), I used to do a LOT of bicycle touring.  The kind where you carried all your gear with you (”self-contained” is what they call it).  In this instance it was 1986, early June, and I was doing a short week-long tour in the Texas Hill Country with a gal pal of mine.  The first day off we took a road that wasn’t accurately marked on our map as being a dead-end so, it being too late in the day for us to back-track, we ended up pitching camp in a vacant shooting range north of San Antonio called Kreutzberg Hall.

It must have rained that late afternoon, given the scene I sketched. My notes say, “Yucky weather brings us to a ‘quaint’ ‘lil place to spend the night”. I guess we waited out the rain and then pitched our tents. I really liked to use the splatter brush back then! And I drew myself with a huuuge nose. Nice of me. : )

5 Responses to Oldies: Bicycle Tour Sketch 1
  1. Christiane
    October 26, 2009 | 4:39 pm

    it sounds like fun though! I like the sketching style of the bikes!

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  3. deb alty
    October 27, 2009 | 1:53 pm

    You sure you didn’t mistakenly find your way into the Lascaux caves?
    One mismarked road…you may have cycled right out of the Hill Country and onward…
    I like it!

  4. mike r baker
    October 27, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    Boy, you’ve gone through some style fazes! This looks like a Ralph Steadman. Love it.

  5. Paula
    October 29, 2009 | 6:28 pm

    Christiane: Thanks! Yeah, it’s a different style all right.

    Deb: I didn’t even know at the time there were caves in the area. But we were there to bike and you spend most of your day doing that. More to come!

    Mike: I’m always looking to find myself in my art. Even to this day! Thanks for leaving your comment!