These bicycle tire tracks landmarks are something unique and can’t really go unnoticed. I mean, bicycle tire tracks? Really? Who ever thinks about that? Usually, bicycle tire tracks do not attract our attention if on the ground. They’re just there and we pass on. If they’re on our clothes, floor or, say, garden tiles, then they might pose a problem and need some washing off, but what if they’re on a canvas as famous landmarks from around the world? What if bicycle tire tracks are the brush of a talented artist? Have we got your attention now?
Thomas Yang is the man from 100copies.net specialized in “Bicycle Art”. Is this a new, emerging art form? We can’t say yet, but his works are truly fabulous and you wouldn’t say, not in a million years, that he does all that using tire tracks from his bicycle.
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It all starts with black paint, a brush and a bicycle tire. Thomas applies black paint to the tire using a paint brush. The way he first applies paint on the track is special because it can determine what kinds of lines and dots and other kinds of details he’s going to further paint on the canvas. He then just “walks” the tire track on the canvas and the technique he uses is a total brainer, just flawless. Probably a few more paintbrush adjustments are needed after the ground work has been laid, but, still, the result is phenomenal.
By the look of it, Thomas uses different types of bicycle tires, of different sizes to create the lines and patterns he needs. He’s probably an expert, already, in bicycle tires. You clearly need to be and you should also have great imagination, vision, courage and some level of craziness to attempt such a thing and achieve the best. Thomas has them all. He is a Creative Director for DDB Singapore, “obsessively passionate about drawing, design, and ideas”, as we find on his Behance page. Moreover, he is a graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and an hardcore cyclist. Yes, this matches perfectly, doesn’t it? In an attempt to blur the lines between hist two passions, he founded 100copies.net and his bicycle tire tracks landmarks are something you really need to see today.
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