A large producer of bicycles and bike gear is Garneau, Inc. and they are based in Quebec. They have a factory and store just outside of town and associated with it Garneau has a small bicycle museum. On display are really early vintage bicycles and tricycles, some made entirely from wood, but also some Schwinn bikes I had as a kid. I guess that makes them ‘early vintage’ too.
Our group went there yesterday and we had a great time. There were six of us, which was just about right for this small single-room museum. Guylaine sat down to draw a Schwinn Stingray bicycle. It’s classic banana seat and high-rise handlebars brought back lots of great memories. I decided that rather than drawing a bicycle alone, it would be fun to draw Guylaine drawing the bicycle. Here is my attempt at that.
I find wooden bicycles to be quite marvelous. The museum had quite a number of them, but I decided to draw this very large (front wheel is 29″dia) tricycle. The amazing thing is that aside from the wheel bearings, rear axle, and pedal crank, the only metal in the bike is a y-shaped yoke that connects the body frame of the bike to the fork/handlebars.
Since it was all wood, I thought it fitting to draw it with brown ink so I used a Pilot 78G with DeAtramentis Document Brown ink for this sketch.