Hola! Here’s my last sketch study from the time trial on Stage 1, this time showing Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatowski approaching the line at great speed to take the lead. His team mate Dylan van Baarle had held set a great time early on, but Kwiatowski put in a tremendous time, looking as though he […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Kwiatowski riding past the people – study"
Hola! Here’s another study from the time trial on Stage 1, this one an experiment with water soluble pastels on black paper, which gives a great contrast for the colour. The rider is Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) who charged to the line with what looked like a combination of determination and brute force to achieve his place on […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Campanaerts holds nothing back – study"
Hola! Here’s my next piece based on this year’s Vuelta – another from Stage 1, this time a study of Rohan Dennis waiting to start his time trial. He rode a phenomenal stage – he is a gifted time triallist, along with his team, BMC. The picture shows him calmly waiting to go, but I […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Rohan ready to go – study"
Hola! This year’s Tour of Spain got underway in the south, with an individual time trial in the late afternoon. This first sketch shows Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatowski setting out on his ride, against the setting sun. The sun was low in the sky, bathing the city in a golden light – even the sea […]Read more "La Vuelta a España -2018: Stage 1 – Malaga, Bathed in gold"
Hello! I’m still making work from this year’s Tour – as always such a rich source of inspiration. This image follows the theme of the landscape again. The mountain stages are great favourites and this year, the Alpine stages included a memorable visit to the Alpe d’Huez. I was struck here, by the very decorative […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 12 – Light in the mountains"
Hello! I like to try and capture the peloton, always very hard to do so many colours, riders, bikes and fans! This is quite a calm image, riders seen from the back at around 101km. Stage 11 was a real turning point in the race, the changing of the guard… For all information about […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 11 – Leaving Albertville"
Hello! This is another piece reflecting the scenery on this French odyssey. This time the foothills of the Pyrenees – where France meets Spain in spectacular style. I suppose this could be described as the calm before the storm – Stage 16 went well for the riders of the General Classification but today’s stage will […]Read more "Tour de France 2018: Stage 16 – Heading for the High Pyrenees…"