I really have bikes on the brain
Its funny too, because when I can't actually ride my bike I find myself doing one of two things, shopping for bike components and bike gear, or drawing bikes
I recently had my wisdom teeth pulled so I've been on the mend on pain killers and such, so I've been unable to ride. So this image is what resulted from that down time. Also my GF has been busy too so that has also given me extra time to pour into such images.
So the bike shown is supposed to be based off a classic lugged Masi Gran Criterium. I actually have a Masi Gran Crit myself that is my weekend bike (The Nishiki in my other recent bike image is my weekday commuter). Mine is modern one though (and its black and yellow not red), the one in the image is an old one with down tube style shifters and classic logos. I did however draw it with some modern wheels (like the ones I really really want for my Masi haha).
The background is also vaguely based off the Belvedere island loop road I enjoy riding along. Its actually on this road where I had my nasty crash that left my face good'n scared
Its a lovely ride though, and despite my crash I still ride there because of the beautiful bay views one gets.
Well, hope you all enjoy the image
Photoshop CS5 with my Wacom Cintiq 12wx