Wednesday, August 29, 2007
This is my mother-in-law, Dorotha. We have a great relationship and I love her. Today is her birthday, but we celebrated it yesterday. I don't really enjoy drawing cartoons of close family members, because they never seem to turn out very well. I guess I just know them too well. But I had drawn one of her husband, my friend, Tom, a few years back - (He's illustrated again in the background.) So, I felt that I should attempt one of Mom.
Actually, I think it turned out pretty well. One always takes a risk in lampooning a close family member, but she seem to really like it. (I've included a photo of her opening the gift.)
Mom and Tom do a little lawn mowing on the side, and the joke is about how many snakes that Dorotha has run over so far. I should have drawn a bunch of little silhouettes of snakes on the side of the mower - symbolizing the number she has chopped up to date. I drew this one really fast. I did it in only two hours - pretty good for me. If I had given myself more time I might have thought about adding that.
What do you think?