My Bike and My Favorite Drawing

I currently have a secret project that I am undergoing.  It will be a gift for someone, something I hope will be very meaningful.  I’ve never done something of this magnitude.  I cannot get into too much detail here, but I can say that it will be a portrait of someone special.  So I will keep this blog updated on how I am coming along.

Speaking of meaningful gifts:

Today’s art piece is something a lot of people saw on Instagram and my personal Facebook page.  It’s of my very first motorcycle.  I haven’t even had him for a whole year just yet and I love him!  My husband bought me a Honda Shadow Spirit 750 in March of last year, just over 2 months after a bad motorcycle accident put him in the hospital for four days and has left him with a broken arm (if you’re interested and not squeamish, you can see his stitches here but if you’re not sure if you’re squeamish, don’t click) and a perpetually messed up thumb.  He’s all patched up, it’s been over a year since that accident and he rides (a different bike) every day.

I was in a bad mood that night and didn’t want to go out.  Then I didn’t want to go back outside once we reached the bar, but they were all supposedly going to see a friend’s new sissy bar on his bike but I didn’t want to because I was being a grumptard.  Finally I get up and go out and my husband immediately drops to one knee, holds out a jewelry box with a key and asks if I will ride with him.

Holy crap.

So here is a picture of my bike from that night:

My Bike.  My husband's on the right (facing the picture, left of my bike).

My Bike. My husband’s on the right (facing the picture, left of my bike).

Apparently our friend and mechanic – who bleeds on all of our bikes – rode the bike there, put the bow on for my husband and promptly stuck himself and bled on my bike.  Lol.  Good thing too, he needed to get that out of the way.

Now here is the drawing I did, on a Wacom Cintiq Tablet that my husband bought for me around the same time.

My Beautiful Guy

My Beautiful Guy

This is after some changes, obviously.  No saddle bags, a new bar bag, risers changed direction and no windshield to name those visible.  It’s not perfect but I LOVE this drawing.  I never did finish this but that’s okay.  I learned so much from it.  All the problems I can see with it are fine.  It was part of my growth as an artist.