The drawing on the right is by Umberto Boccioni "Study for the dynamic force of the cyclist" (1913) and conveys the ideas of motion, power, energy and speed by the use of energetically drawn sweeping lines. It was part of the futurist movement which emphasised concepts of motion by their use of expressive line.
The drawings on the left are with black watercolour and brush on paper (supposed to use India Ink, but I didn't have any). I was supposed to draw a bicycle still - life, but to be honest, couldn't be bothered to drag out the kids' bikes from the garage, so just found a photo from a book to copy (promise I'll make more of an effort next time?..) Anyway.. the point was to convey the kinetic (movement) potential of the still - life non moving object by creating visual activity and movement. The goal was to explore dynamic , expressive possibilities of line and space.
I tried to imagine the bike zooming by quite fast and tried to draw speed and motion - the actual riders are in shadow and not really emphasised as being important to the drawing. I think the use of line is quite dynamic and I think it conveys some sense of motion, so the goal was achieved.
Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.