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

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Grand Prize

See what happens when you accept the invitation from some weird stranger that visits your blog and asking you to sign up for his little contest?

THIS kind of stuff happens!

"BB", over at Some Pink Flowers, was selected back in the first part of January to receive a free caricature drawn by me. (I was celebrating one year of blogging) After some thought, "BB" sent me a list of some of the things that she likes. She told me that likes to travel and so living out an "overstuffed roll-on suitcase" is routine for her. Also, she lives in sunny Florida and she likes her t-shirts and shorts.

"BB" also has a thing for multi-colored Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers. I guess everybody has to have a thing, and brightly colored tennis shoes are hers. My thing is getting my shoes on the right feet in the morning. What's your thing?

One of the challenges about illustrating "BB" is that she is in the habit of covering a portion of her face whenever she posts a photo of herself. Yes, I know what you're thinking - just like Earl Hindman, a.k.a. Wilson, in Home Improvement. Only, I think his was an ugly issue.
As best as I can tell that's not "BB's" problem. It's more of an, "I don't want to show too much of my face on the inter-net" issue. So, the challenge for me was to capture enough of her to get a likeness. Fortunately for me she does have a wonderful crop of curly hair which distinguishes her from your average blogger.

I think the illustration turned out well. Of course I had to add some pink flowers because... A. The name of her blog is Some Pink Flowers, and B. She sent me this photo of a pink flower when she was first e-mailing me - just for me. Awhhhh!!!

Thank you "BB" (must stand for Baby Blues) for joining my little contest and thank you for my flower. You're a funny, fun lady, and I hope that you get a lot of fun out of your cartoon.

29 comments:

Maddy said...

I'm not sure who is more talented you or her?
Best wishes

somepinkflowers said...

owowowo!
dear someweirdstranger,

this was so much fun
and you are so ^^tres clever!^^

:-)

here is my secret, rick,
i am wilson's SISTER!
so,
there you have it!

thanks again for the fun
you make and share.
and,
just so you will know,
someofmypinkflowers
DO wear sun glasses.

how ever did you know?

Rick said...

To Somepinkflowers: I don't see the family resemblance.

Dana said...

Wow! Fantastic job!

Steph said...

Wow that was very cool, eventually I will collect all the photos I have that I want you to use for a drawing for my FIL 70th birthday this year. The kicker is finding the time! You do great work, you are truly gifted!

Dapoppins said...

cute contest! Great drawings!

Brenda said...

That is very cute.

roseys madhouse said...

That is excellent I think it is great how you have used all the things she sent you to capture her.
I love the bright colours too.

Amy said...

your blog is great! i love your drawings.

peach said...

excellent job! love the bright colors and way you manage to get things just right. so far all i have heard from anyone who has obtained a piece or two of your work all LOVE them!
Hugs Peach

Kristy said...

aww i love this one! its so bright and colorful and to cute! great job rick!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Rick, you did an amazing, amazing job! I really feel badly now that I did not win :o(

I so hope Bonnie was pleased. What a treat for her.

Kudos!

Celticspirit said...

love that drawing!

Michelle said...

Hiya Rick! Just another awesome doodle from your magic sketchpad!

You asked about the "Harley Scarf" on my blog.....I do believe they are available in all the Harley Davidson stores across the country, if they don't have them, I am sure they will be happy to order them for you. Harley wears his (three) very proudly.

Kila said...

Good job, I like it :)

Andrea said...

Oh, that is too funny!! I love her pictures she sent you and I love your drawling!! I can't believe I missed your contest!! Man, that is what I get for being a blog slacker!! Hope you have a nother one soon!!!!

Groovy Mom said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I think your doodles are terrific!

Working Dad said...

Hey go to you tube and search rick burgess a fathers heart thats Rick from the Rick and Bubba show hes a great guy and lost his son. You can find out more about the show at rickandbubba.com he needs our prayers. Thanks

Stephanie said...

Oh!!! This is wonderful!!! spf is the BEST!!! and so are YOU!!

lucky lucky girl to have this drawing...

Tismee2 said...

This is a lovely drawing Rick. I love the colours you use. I'm sure SPF will think it's wonderful!

Mabunny said...

I love it!! You did a very good likeness of her Rick!!
My thing is collecting purses. Doesn't matter that I already have 6 or 7, I always look at purses. But I will not spend an outrageous price for them. I like her converse sneakers, they are very brightly colored.
Keep 'em coming toonman!

Mabunny

Nekked Lizard Man said...

Evening, well, since I come to visit you on occasion and enjoy your site, I thought I would let you know that i have "tagged" you for a special assignment. So I will apologize now since the one who tagged me did the same. Please head on over to my site and follow the directions. Thanks. NLM

Becky in East Tennessee said...

OMIGOSH! I looooooooove this!!! WAY TO GO!!! VERY NICE!

Michelle Hix said...

Always completely amazed at how well you capture these people!

Sherry said...

Hi. I absolutely love your caricatures. Do you have pricing information? I will keep you in mind for future gift ideas or for my own blog if it ever gets going.

Carrie said...

Wow... those are some awesome sketches!! nice work!!

Trinity said...

oh wow!! This post is really fun! lots of great pictures! I love it...

Rick, come to see my post... I have something for you on your birthday!

http://www.ruangsudut.info/2008/02/special-days-for-my-blog-buddies.html

Angela said...

Ok...now that I know I can only enter once in the draw, I do have to tell you, I have MULTIPLE personalities. So please bare with my alter egos that may try to come and put their 'names' in, LOL..((hugs))

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