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

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Black Sheep Do Over

Last weekend our church hosted a rally for a Christian motorcycle club called The Black Sheep. A few of the people from our church are members and so we gave them the opportunity to have their conference here on the ocean. I am not a member of the organization, but I do enjoy getting together with people who have an appreciation for nice rides.

At one point I counted 60 motorcycles in our church parking lot! On Friday evening I joined them for a "pie run" up the coast for, (what else?), pie. What a sight it was to see Hiway 101 full of motorcycles as far as you could see. I think the neighbors might have thought we had become a Hell's Angel Church. (One kind new neighbor did call about the noise, and asked if she could expect this is be a summer long ordeal. Apparently she values her sleep more than the sound of a chrome covered ride.)

I saw the event as an opportunity to try and sell some of my motorcycle themed artwork. I didn't sell a lot, but I made enough money to cover my cost, and then just a bit more. Oh well - ever the starving artist.

Earlier I have posted this drawing that I created for the Black Sheep in our church. (Actually, our church is ful of "black sheep." They just don't all ride Harleys.) I didn't like how this drawing turned out. Several agreed that the sheep on the cycle looked more like a camel. I should have drawn in some wool on the top of his head.

So, I decided to create another Black Sheep themed illustra- tion. I tried to give him a harder edge by illustrating a ram, with horns - along with wool on the top. I really like how this illustration turned out. I colored the letters to match the colors on the club's patch, which I thought worked out well with the rest of the colors I ended up choosing for the drawing.

Which one do you think sold the best? You guessed it. The "camel" drawing did! In fact, it was the only kind of print that I sold that weekend. Go figure. I guess sheep can't appreciate fine art. Oh maybe it has something to do with the fact that I priced it a few bucks cheap? How do you like that - they're a bunch of cheap sheep!

Here are some photos that I took at the event. The last one is my favorite - just in case you were wondering...







11 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

cool drawing RUN EGGY RUN!!!!!

Tismee2 said...

I like the second one - he looks meaner!
One year when we were in Florida we decided to have a drive out into 'real Florida' to Mount Dora - a quiet, quaint little town with several small antique and craft shops and tea rooms or so the guide book said.
Imagine our surprise when we got there only to find the whole town taken over by Harley Davisons and big hairy bikers for some music festival. It wasn't quiet but we had a great day looking at all the bikes. (not sure FIL/MIL enjoyed it as much as we did though!)
Your photos reminded me of that day.

Brenda said...

I bet that did make just a little noise. I like the pictre.

Kila said...

Too funny. I liked your second drawing.

I liked the last photo, also.

VanDerHoekArt said...

"Cheep sheep." You are too punny. Pun intended.

Mabunny said...

I like both, but the second looks tougher.
Those are some sweet looking rides you got pictured there Rick.
Have a great weekend!

Meg said...

Gotta love a church that organizes bikers! I recently posted about a church-sponsored beer tasting. Great drawings!

Mama Zen said...

I like the look of the black and white!

Andrea said...

I love how the black sheep with the ram turned out!! My father in law goes on "runs" all the time. When my mother in law passed away there must have been about 80 bikes at her funeral. It was neat hearing them all start up!

Karen Deborah said...

BWAHAHA,,,,love those sheep,,,bah,..both of them.

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

Oh way too cool......
my bike is only a wanna b harley... not a real one at all... not even close... boohoo