March 3rd, 2019 Update: I am adding designs and music videos made before this domain was bought in December 2013. Pink Bicycle was originally posted on January 12th, 2013. I had a different domain at that time called katherinebarnett.me. Unfortunately, I lost all written content for the blog. I did write a little bit about the design on my Youtube Channel. You can read more information about Pink Bicycle below. Thanks!
Saturday’s are madness for me. Sometimes I have enough time to make a design and video but I ran out of time a lot too. Now I’m always quick on making something on Saturday’s so I can post at least two videos every week. I’m starting to like the direction. The reason for the madness is that I’m working on a different computer to create music videos. I don’t have access to this computer 24/7. Weekends are very limited. I always feel like the faster I go the quicker I can make a video before I have to get off the computer.
I made the traditional drawing yesterday. I saw glasses and a face in the drawing. I added a few boxes up top. Sort of like a human 3d shape.
Midway through the design process, I showed my boyfriend the design. He said it looked like a bicycle. I didn’t think so at first. Then he said that just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean that I don’t see it. That’s the point in my work so I was kind of happy that he said that. He then thought of the wrestler Dusty Rhodes and him saying “it’s a bicycle” So he went youtube to find the video. You can see that happening in the video. I was going to cut it out but he said that I should keep it in.
I hope you see something in this piece, bicycle or something else. The more I look at it, I see a person riding a bicycle. Maybe it’s my subconscious coming through in color. I was in a rush and it looks like the shapes are in a race.
I think Wimbledon 1980 is a great song. It’s sports related and vocals fit perfectly. I feel like it’s perfect for the mood I was in. It’s great and kind of ironic that the design kind of looks like a bicycle.
Song in video: Wimbledon 1980 by Indian Wells