Bicycle Boy: Watercolour illustrations that follow a boy bicycling through his day

In his series Bicycle Boy, Tokyo-based Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz follows a day-in-the-life of a boy bicycling to his destination.

All images courtesy of the artist

All images courtesy of the artist

Inspired by the animated Studio Ghibli movie Whisper of the Heart, he first created a watercolour illustration which quickly got attention and spread through the Internet. Following this, he decided to make a 10 piece series about the "bicycling-it-hard-boy through his day as he fights to reach his goal".

We love the beautiful brushstrokes and colours. For the technical amongst you, lines are from a 6B pencil and colours are from Schmincke and Winsor & Newton watercolours. As you browse through his work below, you'll wonder what this mysterious Japanese boy is rushing to get to – but all is revealed at the end. Prints of the whole series are available via his Society6 store.


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