This month's subject was "Why the hell do I have crunchy gears?"
They pitched a pretty clear idea and angle of the bike they wanted, the gear cassette turning into more organic teeth and munching on the chain. Needless to say I was thrilled to draw something like this. I particularly enjoyed the idea of a metal chain grinding through teeth because just thinking about it triggers a sound effect in my brain that gives me the same kind of anxiety I feel when there's something wrong switching bike gears.
Here's my 3 sketch Ideas!
I got the go ahead to start on the first version, here's the final along with the Tear Sheet from November's issue!
Huge thanks to James Blackwell ( Art Director of MBUK ) for all the help from start to finish each month. With his guidance it's really been smooth sailing with every assignment!