Gesture Drawing and my Bicycle Art

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In much of my latest work I’ve been rediscovering the joys of drawing bicycles and cycling events in a very casual, gestural manor. This fluid easy style of capturing a moment or feeling is very natural for me. It’s a style of drawing I’ve been doing for years and the work just falls out of me.

 

Veloist Group

 

Once I see in my minds eye the subject or idea the hand takes over and the ink flows. This approach to my drawing allows me to create many studies as I search for new ideas to create my larger digital drawings that may take several days to complete.

 

Riding High

 

Many of these studies are available as one-of-a-kind drawings on my website under the heading of Original Bicycle Artwork.

 

Racing in the Rain

 

To me there is a simple, honest emotional quality in these drawings. I look for elements or insights in a situation and try to capture it. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. But with every new drawing I create, I find myself growing and learning as an artist and as a cyclist.

 

Side by Side

 

If you’re interested in learning more about my work or how I might create work for you just drop me a line.

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Michael Valenti is "The Veloist" - He is an avid cyclist and artist known for his Cycling Art work. Each year Michael chases the Pro Peloton at the Tour de France and other major cycling events. He is available for event and corporate cycling related projects as well as personal commissions for art.

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