Colour in Team Sky's Ben Swift - and win an Eddy Merckx print!

Rouleur artist Richard Mitchelson invites you to get creative with the crayons

by Simon_MacMichael   June 27, 2011  

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Even if you don’t know Richard Mitchelson’s name, you’ve probably seen his work, whether it be caricatures of some of bike racing’s biggest names for Rouleur, which have since made it off the page and onto T-shirts and coffee mugs, or the cycling jerseys he’s designed for Militag. Now’s your chance to collaborate with the Brighton-based artist with a colour-and keep cartoon of Team Sky sprinter and Tour de France debutant Ben Swift.

You’ll find the black and white line drawing of Ben on Richard’s website – there’s also the pictured example in Team Sky’s black and green Rainforest Rescue kit, but you’re invited to let your imagination run wild.

Also on the website is a ‘Vision On’ style gallery of contributions to the artist’s first initiative of this nature that took place this time last year with the subject being Cervelo TestTeam rider Dan Lloyd.

We’ll let Richard carry on the explanation behind this year’s contest in his own words:

“So, here it is... My big COLOUR AND KEEP for this years Tour De France, and it's all about the young Yorkshire Team Sky wonder Ben Swift.

“As a Yorkshire man darn sarf I love to get behind my fellow Yorkshire men and by PRINTING out the black and white image and colouring it in with anything you, your family, your kids see fit...

“And... just like my Dan Lloyd print last year by tweeting/emailing me your colourings I'll compile them all in a Tony Hart style Ga-Ler-Reee... 


“There is even a PRIZE [WOOOOOOOOOOOO i hear you cry] yes a PRIZE [so good I write it in caps] to the most creative colourererer and use of the picture I will send an A4 EDDY print... I know... yowzer. So colour it in, stick it up somewhere; on the fridge, on the cat, on your gran, or in your local cycle hang out. Lets get the support out for Ben in his first Tour De France... 


So, happy colouring - we'll be cracking the crayons open too and, er, giving the kids a hand - and good luck in the competition!

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Thanks for posting this chaps! Hope people enjoy the colouring...

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posted by richmitch [51 posts]
28th June 2011 - 10:44

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How long before it's converted in to a stencil?

posted by farrell [1885 posts]
28th June 2011 - 11:57


love it,i want one ...Smile


posted by robbo764 [52 posts]
28th June 2011 - 13:11


Swifty T shirt please!

posted by Gary613 [39 posts]
29th June 2011 - 9:43