Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Illustration Friday: "Discovery"

I did this illustration of bikerider Ivan Basso, who discovers his dogs addiction to doping, for a danish newspaper last summer.

Doping in bikesports seems to have an everlasting actuality. Last year Ivan Basso and Jan Ulrich were banned from the Tour de France shortly before the race started, acccused of being clients of the spanish doctor Fuentes. Both riders recieved their blooddoping under an aliasname. Ivan Basso used the name 'Birillo', that was the name of his dog. Basso defended himself against the accusations for a long time, saying that he had nothing to do with it, and his dog wasn't called Birillo.

Basso is now suspended for two years. I hope this years Tour de France will have a clean/cleaner winner than last years 'winner' Floyd Landis. I cheer for Michael Rasmussen. Hopefully he will be able to keep the yellow jersey, ride strong in the mountains and awoid loosing too much time when it goes straight out instead of up.

The Illustration is done in Ink with photoshop coloring.

I hope you'll like it

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Michelle said...

Very nice illo. Strong drawing here.

janie said...

great cartoon.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

janie said...

great cartoon.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

erin said...

bad dog, down!

Fossfor said...

nicely done, your work is very impressive

Erik Petri said...

thank you, everyone for your comments.