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Kitty's dad is a biker by kittyvane Kitty's dad is a biker by kittyvane
This is a little drawing I made as a gift for my dad, who's birthday it is today.

The motorbike is a 1964 JAWA 250. Dad bought it last fall and has been working on it all winter long. He did everything from reupholstering the seat to fixing the engine to prettying up the paint and shining the chrome, all by hand. It's now pretty much as good as new, or as good as a 40 year old bike ca be.

And yes, my dad does look like that. :)
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Ink, markers, colouring pencils & gel pen on marker paper (I had run out of Bristol board, had to make do with ordinary marker paper), about 20 cm x 20 cm
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:iconadriansilea:
AdrianSilea Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute drawing and a really great motorcycle. Happy four year and two and a half months' birthday of the drawing!
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MissTwiceJ Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Ah, the most beautiful motorcycles. My grandpa had red one. I have only Jawa 50, quite young, 27-years-old. :D

Btw, cool drawings. Awesome style. ;)
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:icongibsart:
gibsart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
That's really nice,well drawn.
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pho-is-rad Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
What a cool looking dude. His oclors are perfectly aligned!
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SixelaB Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Student
i love it! your characters have such personality, which is really a feat since your style is very minimal
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :)

I always try and get things as minimal as I can while still getting the maximum impact. I really like minimalisim and it's fun to see how much you can actually pare things down without losing any meaning or depth.
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CamiFortuna Featured By Owner May 1, 2007   General Artist
woaah I want that motorbike xD
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a really, really cool motorbike! And since it's vintage, it's just that little bit cooler. :D
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:iconcamifortuna:
CamiFortuna Featured By Owner May 1, 2007   General Artist
awesome then xDDD
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:iconshortthing:
shortthing Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I have no idea how to comment on this.....but it made me really really happy.
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
It made dad happy too. Apparently he's been showing it off every chance he has. :D

Thankies for the fav. :hug:
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shortthing Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that's what dads do :D My dad does that aswell
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:iconkitskids:
kitskids Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
this solidifies your rock steady can of awesomeness.
kit.
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
But if my awesomeness is solid, how do I get it out of the can?
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:iconkitskids:
kitskids Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
with the silver spoon of radness.
kit.
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course! :D
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:iconhaha-cat:
haha-cat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awwwe~ so cute! i love old school bikes. they got style!!
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PurpleMuffin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
XD...so CUTE *pinches cheek* hahaha
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:iconcpowza:
cpowza Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
love them smooth linage, and silky block colours.
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abort-shun Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
i believe it is adorable. you style is great.
simple and fun. :3
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:iconlittlemissmoody:
littlemissmoody Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
cute style. reminds me of my dad - he is a motorbike/plane enthusiast.
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dad has been into motorbikes & working on them since he was a kid. Before the Jawa, he got a vintage Vespa (bright yellow) that he also fixed up.
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:iconlittlemissmoody:
littlemissmoody Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
nice.
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:iconchunghwa:
chunghwa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's great! i'm sure your dad loved it ;-)
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
And dad did indeed love it. :)
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quicksilver641 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Hehe, really cute!
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nii-tan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
I love the way you drew his legs!
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Funnily enough, that's what his legs pretty much look like in real life too. :D
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:iconjenuine:
jenuine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
this is gorgeous! i love the deatil & colours you used. i'm glad to hear he liked it, although that wasn't unexpected!
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ohnojaylo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
awww that's cute
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darkestwon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
That's great! Hope your dad likes it!
Amazing coloring job!
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kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dad loved it! :)
He was really taken by it and is already planning on how to frame it so he can hang it on his office wall.
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darkestwon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Wow! That's great!
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cjrogers1993 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
It's SOOOO cute, kitty! :hug:
I ♥ the mustache!
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
As a kid I used to draw dad's moustache on top of his nose. I have learned to put it in the right place now. :D
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mr-boonshine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
aww very sweet!
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:iconshakino:
shakino Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super sweet
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:iconcroovman:
croovman Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Student General Artist
hardcore, kitty
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, my dad is hardcore.
He's so hardcore that he sewed up a little protective flannel bag for his helmet and is going to make a matching one for his goggles. :lol:
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:iconcroovman:
croovman Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Student General Artist
this looks really lovely by the way
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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tzeqi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
hehe i love his legs!
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Spindly, long legs run in our family as do big ears and large chins.:D
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tzeqi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
ahh it must be fun to do your family portraits!! ^^
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, it's all legs, ears and chins! :D
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VinNoir Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
lovely <333333!!!
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
I hope my dad will like it too. :)
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