Illustration Friday: Bicycle

In my illustration, I often struggle with technical elements like machinery and buildings. I prefer more organic and subjective forms. Because of this, I found this week’s Illustration Friday topic to be a huge challenge… as well as a great opportunity to push myself. There aren’t many creative interpretations one can make for the WORD bicycle… it is what it is. So, when developing my concept I had to consider the use of the object instead.

Most interpretations of the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood depict her walking through the woods to grandma’s  house. Obviously there are much more efficient ways for her to get there… riding her bicycle for example. (Click image to enlarge)

I hope you enjoy this illustration of Red riding! As always, constructive criticism welcome and encouraged!

8 Responses to Illustration Friday: Bicycle
  1. ruth
    April 28, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    The expression on the dog’s face is fantastic!

  2. Laurie
    April 28, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    What a great idea! It is a “riding hood” after all. You put in so many great details but I like how the white areas and highlights provide great focus on the characters.

  3. Jeanette
    April 28, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    I love that updated interpretation of a classic story, and you really did a great job on the bicycle (I completely left the actual gears off mine at first)

  4. katie
    April 28, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    very cute! and yes, why wasn’t she called Red Walking Hood? ha ha

  5. […] Bicycle by Andi Osiek : The expression on the dog’s face is priceless, especially when compared to the look on Red Riding Hood’s face. […]

  6. ruth
    April 29, 2011 | 6:27 am
  7. Natalie
    April 29, 2011 | 7:58 am

    Talent, Talent, Talent! You’ve got it my friend! =)

  8. Brad Blahnik
    April 29, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Love the drawing and the coloring. Great job with all the expressions. Nice work.

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