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

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Brenda's Brave

Brenda, (Who seems to be in the habit of calling me "Ricky"), came to me with a request for an illustration of her husband, Chris.

She said that Chris is a big Iowa Hawkeyes fan, as well as a Kansas City, Chief's fan. I got to choose which team to use in the illustration and so I decided on the Chiefs. Some how it seemed like the logical choice to me - don't ask me why. As you can tell from their photo, Brenda and Chris are a good looking couple, and you know how I hate to illustrate good looking people. But I suffered through and we "got ur done."

The addition of their Pomeranian pup was Brenda's idea. I thought it added a lot of fun to the drawing.

Brenda is planning ahead because she said that this drawing is intended to be a Father's Day gift. (Which, if you're thinking about an illustration for Father's Day, I highly recommend because I fear that I could be getting really busy around then. So, get your orders in early boys and girls.)

Brenda said that she is not letting Chris see my blog. So it was safe to post this illustration. I don't know how I should feel about that. I mean, denying him the joy of taking in all the fine, high art on my blog? I guess that it's ok. After all, we're talking about an expression of her love here. (Oh gawsh!)

Thank you Brenda for allowing me to create this gift for you. I appreciate all your comments on the old blog, and you're welcomed to call me "Ricky" anytime. After all, it's what my mother first called, and she's a pretty terrific lady.

And if you haven't gotten the hint yet, go check out Brenda's blog NOW!!!


Brenda said...


You did not tell them that my youngest of 5 is called Ricky so it is very hard for me to even say Rick. The eeeeeeeee just slides on. Thanks for your work! I'm sure he will love it. Thanks for saying we are good looking. I am 51 so you cannot see the wrinkles from a distance! : ) Our little dog is Nellie. She is adorable in the picture and I bet anything that it is his favorite part!

Rick said...

To Brenda: We're the same age!!! I think that time has been way kinder to you.

Brenda said...

ROFLOL! As has hair dye, skin cream, working out, Weight Watchers....growing old is not for the weak of heart.

VanDerHoekArt said...

Hi Rick.
I'm just dropping by to see what you've been up to. It's always fun to see your latest!


roseys madhouse said...

I love that one Rick I think the pomeranian makes a great touch.

JellyBelly said...

Another great illustration! What a bunch of fun you must have!

Anonymous said...

Rick, thanks for stooping by. I love that little Pomeranian, he is as tiny as my Yorkie!

Enzie from World Market Portraits

BetteJo said...

A guy who's a sports fan will really appreciate that drawing! Great likeness!

Renee said...

Rick - Brenda really is a beautiful person - inside and out. But don't feel bad about her not leading her husband to your site, she has directed at least a dozen others here.