Today I did an illustration based on the word "Wheel" from Illustration Friday,
I enjoy riding and working on bicycles, and I wanted to do something bike-related.
I decided to come up with a Bike shop called Spokes, and I would illustrate a detailed, yet clean-looking bicycle wheel with spokes to feature in my logo design.
First, I had to create the rim of the wheel. I decided I wanted to make the wheel facing on an angle, so I arranged a few different sized ovals and filled with different gradients to look like metal, and to show a little perspective.
Referencing a picture of a 32-spoke wheel, I figured out the spoke pattern and made the spokes on the facing side of the wheel green. I made a 1pt oval around the "middle" of the rim where the spokes connected so that I had somewhere to end my lines and make sure all the spokes are in line.
I wanted to give it an extra touch as well as the wheel, so I was experimenting with some lines, going through the wheel, etc.
I thought it would be better to make the S's long and put the information (Bike shop, est. 2013) in the exteneded part.
Thank you for reading,