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

Monday, January 21, 2008

Dutch's Treat

Kathy, from Ray Travel, wanted a gift for her husband, Lykele - a proud Dutch, born in Friesland. He is a pilot and Kathy loves gardening her tulips.

Besides the caricatures, there are a number of subtle additions to this illustration. The Friesland flag, the number on Lykele's plane (He doesn't fly a biplane, but it works better with a caricature.), the chicken (He sells dairy commodities for Foster Farms - you've seen the commercials.), and Kathy's Weight Watchers Buddies name planted in the garden.

What I like most about this drawing is the color and the bright cheerful feeling that I think it conveys.

What do you think?

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Very cute! The colors remind me that spring will inevitably be here. Someday. *brr*

Julie said...

I like it! I think I even found the eggman... I like the little worm sticking up with the heart above his head, too!

Anonymous said...

Dear Rick...Miss Tulip here :)

I can't wait to get the original in the mail. I just chuckle everytime I look at the copies from you...and now to have it on your blog...it's so funny.

You've captured the exact theme that I was going for...your talents just shine through...I'm hoping to have come cards designed with the Jpeg...

Thanks again for all you do...
Kathy

peach said...

Cute! i love the bright colors too!
Hugs Peach

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

You did a great job on his face! It looks just like the picture. I also love the colors and the tulips.

BetteJo said...

.. AND the egg man! I always have to look for him now that I know what he looks like. Great drawing!

Catty Ax Lady said...

I'm digging the worm!!! Seeing her dig her garden makes me hopeful for spring. And I actually found Eggy for once!!

Kelly Mahoney said...

Cute gift, a real keeper!

roseys madhouse said...

That is awesome. The colours are fantastic

Claire said...

Hi! I came to your blog because of a comment you made on Our Life as an Air Force Family's blog on January 2, 2008. The name of your blog got my attention because I love to doodle - so much so that I've said that if I could find a job doodling, it would be like getting paid to have fun!
Anyway, I enjoyed reading some of your posts and seeing your "ART"! What I do is definitely doodling - yours is definitely art!
Also, the way I got to the blog that lead me to yours was from our friend's blog which is very compelling. It is: Confessions Of A CF Husband. If you are a praying man and I hope you are, please join us in praying for them. I also have to recommend two others. Our daughter, Leslie, recently started one called God's Whispers, prayingformiracles777, and our other daughter, Cathy, is on a mission trip to Honduras and their blog is nhcmissions.
Well, I'll be back to explore more of your artwork. Thanks!

KellyJean said...

I love all the colors!

Andrea said...

Awesome!! I think its great!!

Kila said...

I do like the colors!

VanDerHoekArt said...

I really like this one Rick!

Mabunny said...

I love it Rick!! I right off I noticed the vibrant colors of the plane.

Been real busy lately , but will keep trying to "toon" in!!

Mabunny

Dapoppins said...

I think it is great!