One of my favorite subjects for photographs and artwork is the bicycle. I think bikes are the perfect combination of elegant design and practical function, and I love to celebrate them in my own artwork.

I have not really tried my hand at drawing bikes in the past, but I am now inspired to try my hand at it with the wonderful book I found: 20 Ways to Draw a Bike and 44 Other Incredible Ways to Get Around by James Gulliver Hancock.

About 20 Ways to Draw a Bike by James Gulliver Hancock: “This inspiring sketchbook, part of the 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes – cars, trains, scooters, unicycles, surfboards, sailboats and much, much more–over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Bike and 44 Other Incredible Ways to Get Around.”

Not only do I get to learn how to sketch a bike – I get to learn how to draw all sorts of other modes of transport. My inner 10 year old self is leaping for joy.

20 Ways to Draw a Bike by James Gulliver Hancock is available from the fine folks at Quarto books.