A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Beaver Trap

Becky commissioned me to create a Christmas gift for her husband Ron (a.k.a. Ronnie). Ron is a trapper and together, Becky and I came up with this particular scenario for his caricature.

I've stated before that I like cartoons where nature gets even. You need to know that I hunt, I fish, I make my dog take baths, so it's not like I'm an animal activist. I just find situations where nature has the upper hand great material for illustrating.

Becky wanted to make sure that I drew a hole in Ron's wadders. Reportedly, he owns (has owned) such a pair. One is tempted to try and ask him, "what good are wadders with a hole?" I guess that is just one of those burning questions that will only be answered in the "Here-After." (Or maybe he'll write me after Christmas - whichever comes first.)

Here is one of the photos Becky sent of their family for me to use while trying to capture the essence of Ron. GOOD LOOKING family! Don't you think? I love the dreamy look of the young one.

Merry Christmas Ronnie. Take care of that beautiful family of yours. It takes a special MAN to be the father of girls. To this fact I can attest.

23 comments:

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Ive said it over and over again. You have been truly blessed with a talent! I am soooo excited to present this to Ronnie for Christmas. I just KNOW he will love it! I can testify to the fact that Rick, you are a dream to work with. His ideas are amazing and you have such an awesome way to get things onto paper.

I will certainly be following up as soon as the big guy himself sees the finished product. I am so excited to give him something that he cannot no way no how guess.

THANK YOU!!!
God Bless

Rick said...

To Becky: Oh "Gawrsh!" Becky. How you do go on. Please, do go on.

Kristen said...

What a lovely family! I love the caricature, it is awesome. I love the beaver! Being Canadian, beavers are close to my heart, lol.

Julie said...

Well, this has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with this particular blog entry, but I just had to say that you are TOO transparent. I was reading Dawn's blog, and when I started reading the answers to her "name that movie" and came across answers like "My Large Obese Hellenistic Nuptial Rite" and "Morning Meal Located at "a thin, transparent gauze of silk or cotton muslin." (Look it up.)" (Breakfast at Tiffany's?) - I KNEW it had to be you. Sure enough, it was. Hilarious!!

Oh, and I like the beaver picture too. Merry Christmas!!!

Jade said...

ya know, I always forget to bookmark you...and then when I start looking for you again, I stumble upon your link somewhere else! It works out perfectly!

Emily said...

Oh Gosh...I was just on Dawn's site, and your post made me crack up!
My Favorite? "My Large Obese Hellenistic Nuptial Rite"
Thanks for the laugh =D Haha

Tot's Mom said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. First time I'm here and I see you have this awesome talent. Will try to be back!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

HAHAHAAHAHAHA
This is classic!
Very nicely done!!!!!

Karla said...

I'm with the others here. Loved your comment on Dawn's blog. And yes... it might seem you DO have too much time on your hands! (just kidding)
:D
KR

Margaret said...

Thanks for the comment. I'll definitely be back.

And how lucky is it that you found me? Just last week I said to hubby that I wish we had a cariacture (sp) of us.... I may be in touch. :)

p.s. - and who said I cleaned up the broken lights? I just put the stakes back in the ground. Hubby cleaned up the glass and replaced the bulbs. I am way too uncoordinated to deal with broken glass.

KellyJean said...

Hey Rick! I've got a link to you on my post today. I am going to commission you to do a caricature of me for my blog! I am working on another computer but will contact you from my laptop later about specifics!

I love what you do!

roseys madhouse said...

Love the caricature. Im working up to getting one done of our family. I will wait till after christmas hopefully I will have more time.

Diane Mandy said...

Rick, you are very very talented!

Elise said...

The father looks kinda scary... His teeth are very...um... white!

They do seen like a very close sweet family though xx

Heidi said...

Hi Rick,

Thanx for stopping by and I must say..What a fun blog you have!

Andrea said...

This is so funny!! I love it. I love the humor in this!! I love the beaver's face and the dog in the background!! Fantastic!! Love it all. I am going to get you to draw one for me one of these days!!

Sherry said...

Since you didn't want a card, I'll abide by your wishes.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our house to yours!

Michelle Hix said...

Wow...so you're the one that did Dawn's artwork! Cool! I got your comment today...thanks for visiting my blog. Looks like we probably run around in the same blog cirlce. You are super talented. I think you and Dawn should do a book together!

Airam said...

Hey thanks for the visit. Your cartoons are great!

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I wish I was talented. I agree, the dreamy look is awesome! I love checking in here...it puts a smile on my face...yea!!!!

Cheryl Hudgins O. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your work is amazing!! Not only are your "organized doodles" great, but your photography is beautiful, too.

Clueless Cat said...

Cool blog! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on mine. :) Happy holidays!

Camplin said...

Your art is no drop of nails, but I really love the approachable quality. I really had fun reading your blog. Slowly, illustrators have been recognized as high art, and I am a strong supporter of that trend. Good luck with all you do. You’re doing great work.