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

Monday, April 21, 2008

Elk Hunt - Again

I put my counter on this blog about mid- January of this year. I don't know what the number of hits on this blog would have been if I had the thing installed a year ago (I've learned so much since I starting blogging.) But, sometime tonight I should go over 10,000 hits. I'm kind of excited about that. (Of course, about 5,000 of those were from me.)

Before I installed the counter I had no idea that there were a number of people visiting this page, and not leaving a comment. I just figured that the number of comments I got pretty well equaled the number of hits I was getting. Little did I know that a number of you out there are the lurking type.

Anyway, thanks for visiting the old blog. I've said before, and I'll say it again, my tender ego needs, thrives on, the attention.

Above is another cartoon that I did a couple of years back. Previously I have posted two other elk hunt drawings; a rifle hunt, and a different bow hunt version. This one is actually the first bow hunt one that I drew. But, when I drew it, I didn't like it because I didn't leave enough room for the arrow to stick out straight from the elk's nose. To me, that didn't look right. So, I had to redraw it. Still, I liked this one well enough that I hung on to it.

Which one do you like best? (A question obviously asked to try and get a comment out of you lurker types.)


Caroline said...

I just wanted to say that I was your 10,000th visitor (and your 10,001st because I wanted to make sure it was right). Yay! So I am definitely a lurker but I was going to say hi anyway, even if I wasn't your 10,000th. BTW, are we still on for my drawing? I've been meaning to email you to check, but I keep forgetting. Thanks!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

:D lurker extrodinaire here :-) HA HA HA yeah right is this drawing a pre egg man? I like it but so far EVERYTHIG you draw hs really set well with me... some more than others but I love anything with wildlife in it!

Coffee Bean said...

YAY for YOU!!!

I like the colorized one the best.

Brandi said...

Congrats on 10,000!

I love all your work and I am still searching for all the right photos to send you so I can get you to do one of my hubby!

Tismee2 said...

I'm a visibly lurking lurker. Can't miss an oportunity to ramble on, and on...!
I love your elk pictures, having Elkhounds and all.
Did you know that in Norway an Elkhound will sometimes hold an elk at bay for over two hours to allow the hunter to find them?
I only just found that out the other day.

Oh and I agree with you about the arrow. That would bother me a little too.

Karen Deborah said...

I will quit lurking if you send me some elk. It's funny how folks just cruz through and not say howdy, don't feel like you got that market cornered.

Andrea said...

Congrats!! I just love your blog. You do know you can see who visits and where they are from and all sorts of cool things if you sign up for Google Analytics. It's really neat. It keeps track of all your visitors and tells you all sorts of cool things. But you probably already know that. I enjoy your drawings! I love that elk!!