Behind the 9: A different side to Kirt Voreis

Kirt Voreis dreams about riding by drawing.
Kirt Voreis at the drawing table

We all know Kirt Voreis for his biking prowess. He’s ridden his bike all over the world and has become an incredible ambassador of the sport. But, did you know there’s a different side to Kirt Voreis? A creative side?

Prior to a recent video shoot, Kirt sat down at the drawing table and created a full storyboard to help guide shooting and production. He then took his images and created a short video.

We were curious about Kirt’s extracurricular activities and asked him a few questions.

NINER: When did you first start drawing?

KIRT: I always doodled on my text books during school. My mom had a boyfriend that was really into art and I would copy things he did.

NINER: Have you ever taken a class or had any instruction?

KIRT: No. Funny thing is, I was interested in shop classes and not art classes.

NINER: What are your favorite subjects to draw?

KIRT: I like drawing patterns and seeing where they lead. I also like drawing people in action.

NINER: Did you ever get in trouble in school for drawing and not paying attention?

KIRT: Everyday! I still have pending charges from books I graffitied up.

NINER: Do you have specific drawing tools you rely on? Certain pens, pencils, markers, water colors? Certain paper?

KIRT: When I start a drawing I first use Crayola erasable pencils to get a rough pattern. I like the colored outline. Then, I erase it down and outline with Pigma graphic pens. I also use Artist Loft water color pens and Prisma colored markers.

Several hand drawn and colored images sit scattered on a table.
A shot of Kirt’s recent drawings in preparation for a video shoot

NINER: What does drawing do for you?

KIRT: It relaxes me. I also can get ideas out of my head onto paper for other to see what I’m thinking.

NINER: Do you have any artists that a) inspire you? b) you look up to?

KIRT: No certain artist but the overall art community gives massive inspiration. If I had to pick one, it would be Sean Cliver, skateboard artist.

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