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

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I Want To Be A Rock Star!

Jennifer wrote me and asked about a caricature of her fiancé, Carlos. She said that he is big into caricatures and now he always gets one done when they go on vacation. She sent me this copy of his all time favorite caricature. So the challenge for me was on. I knew it would be tough. How was I going to compete with the mouse?

One of the photos she e-mailed was the above photo of Carlos. I asked if he was into the video game Guitar Hero. She told me that they had the game Rock Band which is made for PS3, and that he loves it. So, I went to the internet and found some of the art for Rock Band and put Carlos in the middle of it.

When I sent it to her she didn't seem quite sure as to whether he would like it or not, (The pressure was mounting) and so I asked if adding a goteé, which he had in some of the photos she sent, would help. She thought it might and so I added the facial hair.

Here is the final product. To tell you the truth, I haven't heard what the response was. I think it's a gift yet to be opened. So you tell me. Does the mouse win?


9 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'll be honest here... I'm not sure. I think I would have tried to mimic the cover art of the game a little more closely. Either way though, this is one good-looking guy so you had your work cut out for you from the start!

roseys madhouse said...

I think you did a great job and I think the one with the gotee` is better ( but hey thats just my opinion lol)

Mabunny said...

I like all of your drawings Rick. This one is a little on the mild side, but still good, and its cute too.

Hope ya'll are doing well, sorry I haven't visited lately, been extremely busy. Check out my blog to see just how:))

have a great day!

MaBunny

Brenda said...

Oh Eggy wins over Mouse hands down! He'll love it.

Andrea said...

It turned out fine!! I like the facial hair!! It added a more of a rock star quality. The mouse drawling made him look more "manly", lol!! But yours is fun and in color!!! Great job!!

Andrea said...

I like the 2nd one better, too. :)

By the way, I listed you on today's Wandering Wednesday...

Coffee Bean said...

I think it is fabulous! I love your illustrations and posted the cartoon you sent me today! Thanks for sending me that.

TONYA said...

Oh please, as if mouse could ever out do eggy.

I do prefer the one with the goatee. Great job :)

Tismee2 said...

I like the way you colour yours, so will go for yours - and the goatee one. We had one done at WDW of the two boys and it was very good, but then they are doing it all day and don't put their 'heart' into it like you.