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

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Walking Kelly

This is Kelly and her dog Benny. When Kelly contacted me about doing an illustration for her blog she presented an interesting challenge for me.

She wrote, "What I would like is a caricature of me trying to walk my dog, Benny, while trying to hold my shirt down over the back of my pants, and drink a Starbucks at the same time... with it spilled on the front of my shirt (because I am always spilling stuff on my shirt). Benny is our 11 month old Golden Retriever and he is a MESS!!! He has the straightest, whitest teeth we have ever seen on a dog. They are hilarious. I also have very straight , white teeth which makes it funny to some of our friends."

At first I wasn't sure how all those instructions were going to fit together, but, as I've said before, I aim to please. So here is what I came up with. I've got to admit, they both do have a nice set of chompers. Must come from good dental hygiene habits.
The bit about the shirt being held over the back of her pants comes from an interesting story from the first post on her blog. You can check that out and how she put my illustration to work over at Laughing Always Helps.

When you get there, you'll see that her blog guru added a house to the illustration. Normally we artist are kind of touchy about people adding to our work, but hey, it's just a cartoon - not the Monna Lisa. I actually think that the house adds to the drawing.

Also, you'll discover that Kelly and family are going through some difficult times. If you're a praying person, as I am, then offer up a prayer on their behalf and drop Kelly an encouraging bit of blog love.

15 comments:

Flea said...

I love Kelly's caricature, and I love your work. :) Thanks for popping by my blog. It was udderly delightful.

peach said...

thanks for showing me yet another blog to read daily :-) i agree the house does add to the pic but house or no house you score another excellent!
i will pass martha your message (prolly tomorrow as shes in school now and works at 4 pm to 10 tonight)
Hugs Laura

Tismee2 said...

I love the dog's smile and the look on the hydrants face with the little dog beside it.

Another A+ there Rick!

Mabunny said...

I will definitely check our her blog and send some Heavenly words her way. I love the drawing.
Hope you and your family are doing well.

Mabunny

KellyJean said...

We are thrilled with the illustration! My husband is quite proud of it, which makes me smile. You did a GREAT job with it Rick!

And to everyone else, Rick is a really nice guy!

Kila said...

Good job!

Casdok said...

Great work!!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Wow, your talents overflow and just spill down the screen of my PC. I'm insanely head over heels craZee over your gift to poke fun at the world! I'm a huge fan of caricatures, thank you for stopping by my blog. Gotta go read more of oyur posts... Monica

Catty Ax Lady said...

I'm with Peach...another blog to catch up with thanks to you! Love Kelly's caricature...another wonderful job done! Prayers being said for Kelly & her family.

Junebug said...

I think you did a great job capturing Kelly and her dog. It really is wonderful. It's funny I guess in my profile picture there is a guy waving on a Harley. We were at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado and he just got in the picture. We don't have a Harley. Our next door neighbor does, and my husband's best friend from California does but not us. :D Thanks for the comments about Mercy Me. They are getting better all the time. Their last cd is very good.

Junebug said...

P.S. I wondered why that dog had such a big smile! Now I know! Showing off those teeth!

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden said...

Tismee2 visited my blog and so of course I went to hers and found her post with your artwork on it...very nice! Being you were the first person to comment on my blog, I came back for a visit...again, NICE WORK!!

roseys madhouse said...

another great piece of artwork.

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Hey, I'm a fan of Kelly's and a fan of yours, so of course I was thrilled when I went to her page and recognized your art! I loved it!

Angela said...

Hey, I know this fine looking chickie poo!! Awesome!!