Art by Jeff Knecht

Bike Helmet

09 May 2009

This is my bike helmet. It protects my noggin’ from damage when/if I fall off my bike.

I think I missed the mark in terms of conveying the three-dimensional form. I know one mistake I made was introducing a second blue paint which was darker, but not representative of the shadow of the first blue. Then I tried to tone it down a bit by glazing over with orange, but it must have had too much yellow because it turned my blue to green. Also, my shadows are not anywhere near dark enough — too much water, I suppose.

Probably a bit too ambitious for me. Anyway, something to try again later, once I get a better handle on the paints.