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

Friday, February 8, 2008

Cherokee's People

I fear that the time between someone placing an order and me getting it done is getting a bit longer. It took me longer than I like to get to Cherokee's request for an illustration of her, her husband Michael, and their pets. When she first made the request, I down loaded the photos from her MySpace page and put them in a file. By the time I got back to her name on my list I had forgotten that she wanted me to include their dogs and cats as well. I didn't realize my mistake until after I had gotten this illustration inked in.

That was the night that I decided to put the pencil away and lay out my drawings on my living room floor. (Check out my "A Growing Portfolio"post on January 31st.)

So, My mistake is their gain. I ended up sending them TWO illustrations. The black and white one above, and then the full color one which does include the entire zoo - they've got a lot of pets!!!

Check out the photos on Cherokee's World Photography Blog.

Also: While Aileen was musing over at her blog she sent me a "You Make My Day Award."

I've seen a number of these "awards" being passed around from blog to blog. This is the first time I've had one bestowed upon me. I am honored, Aileen, that you would choose me, and thrilled that ANYONE would say that I make their day. I can barely make toast - much less someone's day!!!

Like being tagged, I fear that I am not very good at these things, and so I'm not passing it forward. But, I will say that if you want to read something "unusal" try reading Kelly Jean's February 8th post. It's a... umm... "classic".


KellyJean said...

Gee, thanks Rick! You should have given a warning with that!

I love your drawings. Mine especially. You seem to be able to catch that certain something that makes it who you are drawing.

Believe it or not... I am about to go have a little sit down with a large cup of coffee. Front end, of course. And, if we ever do meet, I make great coffee!

Andrea said...

That turned out great! I love them all!! Does egg man still make it into every drawing? I still need to get an order in. I think I say that everytime I comment. But I really would love one. Great job and congrats on your award!!

Rachie-Babe said...

Congrats on your award!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda said...

Great drawings. I love the critters.

Junebug said...

Rick, I laughed so hard at your story on Kellyjean's. So hilarious. What about toilet paper?

Cherokee said...

Thanks a lot for the caricatures Rick. My husband loved them, as do I. He was even impressed with the ability to be able to determine which boston terrier was which.

Kathy said...

Rick! Your entry at KellyJean's had me laughing so hard that my throat hurts! Not only are you a talented artist, you tell a great 'tail'. And thanks for stopping by to say hi.

Mum-me said...

What a gift you have Rick. I'd love to see your 'take' on our family. HB and I had a caricature done once, but that was before children and it really needs updating. Thanks for dropping by our family blog & leaving a comment. Glad you could appreciate HB's dilemma with The Shed.

Kila said...

You certainly deserve that award. I enjoy your creativity and talent.

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Hi Rick!

You have visited my blog in the past and I wanted to invite you to my One World One Heart free Giveaway.

I am giving away a pen and ink drawing of "Mascarade". Feel free to pass this info on to your friends and good luck!

papercracker said...

Rick, I loved looking at your drawings. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to include all the little details of a person's life in one drawing - and yet you do it beautifully. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a witty comment.