This illustration was inspired by the Raleigh Chopper bike from the 1970s, a true cult icon from bygone days.
The Illustration is built up out of 4 flat color layers. Overlapping these colors creates the final color palette
I started creating a pencil sketch of the bike, using reference.
After that I created a value version, to get a feel for the overall illustration.
After creating the sketches, I started building up the color layers, manually drawing them in Clip Studio Paint.
By using this method, you get a nice woozy result, which is not too clean.
When this is done, I tweak the colors, add texture and slightly move the layers to create the interesting "mistakes" you would get in actual shifting of the plates in screen printing.
easy rider
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easy rider

Illustration of a cool daddy on a chopper bicycle
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