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Masi Gran Criterium in Red by Usagisama Masi Gran Criterium in Red by Usagisama
I really have bikes on the brain :D 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 :XD: 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 :XD: 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 :)

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Photoshop CS5 with my Wacom Cintiq 12wx
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing !!!! Btw, Im due to have my wisdom tooth yanked as well. 
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DroidOps Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Artist
OOOOOOOOOH
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wraith11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
This... really isn't aiding my trying to convice myself not to buy another bicycle you realise...

Great image mate... you still draw some of the cutest girls going. Love it.

Also, down-tube shifters are where it's at.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thank you! :D Now, as I recall your bike is a spiffy single speed right? So maybe its time for a second bike with gears eh? Perhaps a kick-ass classic road bike with down-tube shifters is in order? :D Just-saying :XD: (I am a pushy bike advocate these days hahaha)
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wraith11 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Yeah, I've got a fixie at the moment... which is a heap of fun but kinda useless for commuting.

Classic road bike with down-tube shifters? Why, whenever did you learn to read my mind from such a distance =P
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HikariSama2007 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
d'aaaah! so cute!!!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you Hikarisama :glomp:
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BlueBikeRacer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I love this! Cycling = awesome. :D
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you kindly :D I too pretty much love all things cycling/biking :XD: Its just the funnest thing :dance:
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NeSempai Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those hills must be pretty amazing! Great job as always :D
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you!! :glomp: Its a really beautiful place to ride, my drawing doesn't even begin to do it justice. Case and point: usually the water is dotted with sail boats and on the other side of the bay is San Francisco sparkling in the sunlight :XD: (If I was less lazy I could have done it better justice haha)
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the faces on your people in these--

Wish I had the bike, instead of my old beater road-bike with the broke shifter....
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Thank you! :D Ahh, yeah having a bike that works well, shifts smooth, light weight, etc, really enhances riding. To get a really nice new bike can cost a lot, but you can find some nice old/used ones on craigslist. Just make sure its in good working order, and it has readily serviceable components like most anything by shimano, campagnolo, or SRAM :) Just stay away from really really old stuff (more than 25 years) because its harder to repair/replace, or some no-name off brand shifters/derailers.
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Skidracer21 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Great piece! Makes me a little sad that I haven't had time to get my Specialized Crossroads welded up so that I can ride again...
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thanks!! :D Oh no, what happened to your Specialized? Cracked frame I take it?
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Skidracer21 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
yep, cracked frame (really a clean split) at the rear triangle, where the lower arm meets the rear axle. I've been out for several days in California as of this comment posting and no less closer to having my bike repaired.
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Tsukiyono-Miyu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh man, I had to have a wisdom tooth pulled last year right before Thanksgiving, it was no fun. XP Great work as always! I especially like all the attention you give to backgrounds. I know it's not the focal point, but there is something really sweet about that area with the stone steps and building.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Nooo, right before the feasting holiday! :O That's no fun, but I guess a reason to eat more mashed potatoes and stuffing than usual (soft things) :XD: Backgrounds are super important to me, probably my architectural bias and a desire to create place. That stone stair/wall is based off a real one on Belvedere island, it is super cool! Honestly my drawing doesn't do it justice next to the real place :) It feels like some European hill/island town or something, a very cool place hidden in the bay area :D
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very good work!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you :D
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Experiment-626 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Fantastic piece of work.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thanks, happy you enjoyed it! :)
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ladyarrowsmith Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
the background is beautiful! sucks you face planted it. Love the art!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thank you! :D Yeah, face planting = no bueno :XD:
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spiti84 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks great :) very cute girl, awesome bike and a lovely background :aww:
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you very much! :glomp: Glad you liked it :)
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spiti84 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you´re welcome :)
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
:dance:
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Cute lass.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Girls look their cutest when they're riding a sweet bike :D And good golly do they make cycling look so very good :XD:
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Broadshore Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute piece here Usagi!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you mucho! :D
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