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

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Your Parisian Artist

Holly wrote me and said...

"I found your blog-Organized Doodles and was interested in having you do a custom caricature for me. My husband, myself, our daughter, and son-in-law recently went on a trip to Europe. The kids are stationed at Lakenheath/Mildenhall Air Force base in UK-so after visiting them, we went on a whirlwind tour."

"To make a long story short, we ended up in Paris, France and my daughter desperately wanted an artist to do a sketch of the family while we were there...but there were no street artists to be found in Paris (can you even believe it-the city of art & artists and none to be found!) She was sorely disappointed."

"But when I found your blog and discovered that you did caricatures, I started to get excited. Maybe YOU could be our Parisian artist."

"The kids are visiting us in June. Do you suppose you could crank something out by then? Um. Maybe the Eiffel tower largely in the background with the Arc de Triomphe off to the side?"


I said..."Oui."

Apparently Starbucks has invaded Europe and was a reoccurring theme on their trip. Holly wanted to make sure I added it to the illustration. I threw in the FRENCE fries for fun.



Thanks Holly for choosing me to be your little "Parisian Artist". God Speed.

And in the words of Pepé Le Pew...

"Au revoir, pidgeon. Sweeting is such part sorrow."

9 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

CUTE! i am sure they will love it!
must go hunt eggy!
Hugs Laura

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE Pepe Le Peu...
The caricature is great...I'm sure it will be a hit.
When I was 7 and decided to be an artist when I grew up, I thought the only 2 ways to go were 1) starving artist in Paris or 2) art teacher in school...I chose art teacher...too bad I didn't do any investigating...
Blessings, EJT

Coffee Bean said...

Fabulous, of course! Hey! I posted about ya on my blog.

Bob said...

I was so excited to hear that you had it finished. With getting ready for the kids' visit, I had totally forgotten about it.

We are having a grille-fest of steak, lobster, & crab tomorrow night (hopefully it quits raining here long enough to enjoy it) and will present your framed drawing to them at that time.

Thank you for capturing some precious moments of our trip - I love the drawing; your talent is awesomely fabulous. Almost cracked a gut when I saw Matt holding the "french" fries! Tho the hubby still wanted to be shown as some weird super hero hanging off the Eiffel Tower (go figure-probably a contrary influence of Hollywood!)

Thank you for being our Parisian artist -

Mabunny said...

Love it Rick, and sorry haven't been by to visit lately. Lots going on,hope all is well.

Diana Evans said...

oh how sweet...what a great caricature....they will love it!

Tismee2 said...

That is really good and the Eiffel Tower really does loom over you like that.
And yes Starbucks is on almost every street corner these days.

However, when we have been to Paris there are street artists everywhere - maybe they knew they couldn't compete with your talent?

Hood River Jim said...

Incredibly cool! One of your best!
jb

Brenda said...

Great looking people! I'm jealous of the whole Paris thing as I sit in NE during torrentual rains, various warnings, etc.