Artist Wonderfully Creates Bicycles Sketched from Memories

If you’re reading this, we bet you’ve probably got a cool personality and are a bit creative, but here’s a simple challenge: Go grab a pen and a paper and using only your memory, sketch a bicycle. You have roughly five minutes.

This is exactly what talented Italian artist Gianluca Gimini has been asking more than 500 people to do in the last six years. Believe it or not, drawing a bicycle from memory is not as easy as it may sound. Of the 370 people who accepted the challenge, 25% managed to accurately draw a bike while the remaining percentage drew some of the weirdest bikes you’ll probably never see on the streets.

But because Gimini’s main focus wasn’t just about the accurate drawings in the project titled Velocipedia, he resorted to creating digital versions of some of the most unrealistic designs that came from the 75% of the test group. “People can draw absolutely crazy objects when they merely follow a task and become non-creative,” Gimini says.

While a bicycle is a ubiquitous machine that many people learn to ride as kids, it gets totally funny that most of us are so clueless when it comes to drawing them. However, Gimini puts an artistic spin to these weird drawings in a project that celebrates how humans can become accidentally creative.

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