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

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Hayley Down Under

This is a post is one that has been in the works for some time. Hayley, all the way from Australia, contacted me about an illustration of her family.

Her request were: 1. The one son needed to have a superman t-shirt on. Must be HIS "thing." (check) 2. A blue tongued lizard, representative of one of the boy's pets (check) 3. A white owl, because they have one that visits them on ocassion -- are you thinking Harry Potter like me? (check) 4. The whole lot of them under a shady tree (check). You put all that together, plus these friendly faces and what do you get?...

This is what you get.

I think this illustration is now the one that has travel the furthest or any of my drawings. I'm just getting started on another Australia illustrations. I have several other illustrations waiting to be posted. My whittle fingers are wearing out. Don't you feel sorry for me?

BTW - wish me a happy birthday. 51 today - and proud of it.


Mabunny said...

Happy Birthday Rick!!

I love the Aussie drawing. I love how your fit them all around the tree, and I found the lizard and the white owl. Very cute.


Susan Tuttle said...

Wow! - I just love what you have done with your client's requests. Your work is amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and for your kind words.


peach said...


Too cool to be sending all over the world!

Excellent job and pack those phalanges in some ice then give them a nice warm soak LOL

Grins peach

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday Rick!

Great drawing. I love it!!!

Sawwy about your fingers. :(

Trinity said...

wow! Happy Birthday Rick!!! I love this illustration!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Flea said...

Happy Birthday! Great illustration!

Sherry said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope it was a good one.

Kyddryn said...

Happy birthday!!

I'd say something about being over the hill or old farts, but as my mum is in her mid-sixties and can still run me ragged, I'll just hush up.

Have a terrific day, full of whatever sorts of birthday things you like best!

Shade and Sweetwater,

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday! Great drawing.

roseys madhouse said...

Happy Birthday Rick. Hope you had a great day. I love the drawing, the way you incorporate all the things they wanted. Another job well done!!!

Anonymous said...

Great one Rick...I even found Eggman...Happy Bday!!! Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi there Rick, Happy Birthday to you. Thanks so much for the illustration we just love it. The kids think its the best thing ever. My husband will be surprised when I 'present' it to him for his birthday next week.

You really are a gem!


BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Birthday!! WOW...I stopped by on the right day!!

Love the pic too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

You kept THAT quiet! Hope you have had or are having (time confusion)a great birthday and for once you just put your feet up and rested your sore hands!

Hope someone bought you some new pencils!


Melody said...

Happy Birthday!


Rachie-Babe said...

Happy 51st! I surfed in from a friend's blog. ;-)