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.
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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