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Springy Motorcycle Sketchtoon

Springy Motorcycle SketchtoonLast weekend we had a nice visit to see family in Baraboo, Wisconsin. While there, we visited Oschner Park, right across the street from where my dad grew up. We saw the small zoo, and wound up at the play area of the park.

I'd packed my Moleskine sketchbook, and saw this funny little spring-loaded motorcycle ride. My son and several of the other kids were jumping on and riding this thing, bouncing around in random patterns.

I liked the mix of tan and red paint on the cycle, so I captured this young girl riding it in maybe 3 minutes. I really like how the drawing has structure but remains loose and chaotic.

This sketch has been added to the Illustration Friday topic: momentum.

Reader Comments (4)

this is just great!!! I have done that before when my kids were small. . .after all I am just a big kid at heart!
September 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSherry
Great design! But finding your site today and being in love with Moleskines for a couple of years now you just inspired me to show off my new Moleskine one year and a half scheduler on one of my (Dutch) blogs. And how I use it as a GTD, planner and diary. Thanks.

I couldn't find the comments for your older articles thet's why it's here. Well, isn't planning and GTD just the same as balancing on a motorcycle sometimes?
September 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBen Licher
Great sketch Mike!!!

Question: what is the high school mascot for Baraboo?

I can only imagine!

Always good to read your postings.

Keep creating...chaotic structure,Mike
September 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Wagner
Thanks for the kind words Sherry, Ben & Mike! :-)

Ben, great to hear you were inspired to do something fun with your Moleskines! Yes, the oild comments are closed, thanks to the comment spammers. Thanks for the extra effort!

Mike, Baraboo's Teams are the Thunderbirds, so I suspect it must be a Thunderbird mascot. FYI, Baraboo is the home to the Ringling Brothers Circus and Circus World Museum, so I might have guessed they were the "Ringleaders" or something like that. :-)
September 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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