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The Complete* Collection | Moto GP Riders | Ballpoint Pen
The Complete* Collection | Moto GP Riders | Ballpoint Pen
I want to start by thanking everyone who has seen and supported these works. It was a hugely ambitious project for me, and I honestly don't think I would have come this far without all of the support from my family, friends, and the wonderful people I've come across on the www. It's been an incredible journey, and a steep learning curve - I had never attempted to draw anything with this much detail, much less a whole collection of it - and along the way I feel like I have learned so much, gained more confidence, and developed as both a person and as an artist. Thank you all for helping me through such a progressive time in my life, and for your continued support. I don't have enough words to express how much I appreciate it!

This series represents the longest running project I have put together to date. I began the first drawing on the 20th of May, and finished the last* drawing on the 12th of August 2012. There were countless curses, and errors, and times when I wondered why I ever thought I could do this, so I can't honestly say that I enjoyed every minute of it. I can say, though, that all the moments of doubt and disaster were worth it. The curses became exaultations, the mistakes were corrected, and now, whenever I doubt my ability or dedication, I can look at these drawings with pride and know just what I am capable of when I set my mind to it. It takes time and effort, you'll love it, you'll hate it, but it's all worth it at the end.

*I sincerely hope this is not the end of the series. There are so many more wonderful, inspiring riders and drivers out on the grids today, and I'm sure over the next few years we'll see many more join the ranks. So this project isn't so much ended; it's just paused. There could well be more, but not for a while. And I hope there will be loads of fun projects in the meantime. I certainly won't be putting the pens to rest, that's for sure!

Thanks again,
Chip.
:)

Ps; the first picture is my living room wall. Thankfully, my family share the interest in MotoGP! :)
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dvdesign commented on August 17, 2012 3:17pm
wowwww i love this collections!!!
One Curious Chip commented on August 17, 2012 3:48pm
Thanks so much, Diego! :D
Kimsey Price commented on August 17, 2012 7:34pm
Awesome!
One Curious Chip commented on August 18, 2012 2:47am
Thank you, Kimsey! :)