Friday, March 25, 2011

XO-1 Poster

XO-1 Poster, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

Probably gonna make more edits. But I like it so far. I am gonna get this printed and hang it in my living room. I really would like an XO-1 poster done by George Retseck, the Illustration in the 1993 B'stone catalog. But since I don't think that exists, I thought I'd take a stab at making my own in my style of drawing.

The sketch/painting is rendered in Illustrator CS4 (my favorite program) and Wacom products. Both the Cintiq 21 and a Graphire 4x5 tablet (opposite ends of the Wacom spectrum). The initial sketch was done from memory. A result of spending time on my own bike. Then I'd refer to pictures for the details like cantilever construction or m'bar bends.

I think I've found a way of using Illustrator that is more like the way I sketch in a book. Before my Illustrator work would be tight and clean, almost techincal, which is different from the way my sketchbook is. Now, with the Cintiq I can draw loose as I would with a pen and pad. :D


  1. It might be a little while, but I'll add you to the list (of 2 ;D)

  2. I kinda want to do a poster collection of work from all the bike artists I know. Maybe do a show and make some money for a charity. Would you be interested?

  3. Hi, this is George Retseck,
    I still have the XO-1 art I did for Bridgestone. check out my website and get in touch if you would like any of the catalogue artwork. I think your version is a very cool!