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

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My Mother-In-Law

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?

Sunday, August 19, 2007


This is very typical of my kind of true doodling. If I am in a meeting, or some where killing time, and I have pen and paper, then I am almost always drawings faces. It is usually, faces looking left, and normally male -- though I have been known to produce a female face or two just for variety sake. I must have drawn stuff like this thousands of times.

Well, what do you think?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


This is a doodle I drew a few years ago. It was more of a study in cross-hatch shading. I liked how it turned out and hung on to the illustration. Maybe it's something you could use on a piece of advertisment - or something. (With permission of course.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Sorry that I have been out of touch. My summer got busy and very little time for posting. One of my activities this summer was to go on a three day motorcycle trip to Crater Lake, OR. If you haven't been there and you're anywhere in the area - you MUST go! It is one of the great wonders of God's creation.

The three photos above are from my trip - 1. My "gang" at Crater Lake. Can you find me? 2. Me and a 1957 Sportster at the Harley dealership in Coos Bay, OR. That bike is as old as me! and 3. Me (again) @ the lighthouse at Point Cape Blanco - the western most point of Oregon - a VERY windy place.