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

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Flamingo Ballet

Sue contacted me about creating an illustration of her little friend, Lexie. This was meant to be a belated birthday gift for her. Sue and Lexie share a love for flamingos. She suggested a drawing of her dancing with flamingos since she had recently started ballet lessons.

This was the one caricature that I was able to complete while at the children's camp I recently attended. The children at the camp really seemed to like the drawing. I thought that it turned out pretty good. Creating a caricature of a child's face is always more challenging for me. Their faces are so smooth and have fewer distinct features that help identify a particular person.

(As I have said before: Give me an ugly face to draw and I'm a happy person. Some people I've drawn made me ecstatic!)

Sue suggest- ed that I put Lexie's glasses on one of the fla- mingos. Glasses or not, she is obviously an adorable child. I hope that she enjoys her birthday gift.

Thank you Sue for choosing me to help honor this lovely ballerina.

In other news... I'm sitting here at our dinning room table working on my computer as my two oldest daughters fill out wedding invitations. This week will be full of wedding stuff. We're knee deep into it, but it's soooo nice having all my girls home at once.


Anonymous said...

That's gorgeous Rick - you really have captured her perfectly.

Good Luck with the wedding plans.

Chris H said...

What an adorable wee child... you did a great job on her picture. Eggy was too easy mate! I love seeing an update from you... just for the challenge of finding that damn eggy!!!

Mabunny said...

Love it! That little girl is adorable, glasses and all.
Have fun with the wedding stuff.

TONYA said...

wow, I absolutely love this one.

My Flock Rocks! said...

Thank you so much Rick! I know Lexie is going to absolutely love it! You know I do! Thank you so much again and I will make sure I let you know as soon as she receives it. I have a collection of flamingos to send to her too...
Sue :)

SandyCarlson said...

That is beautifully done! I love the birds and the child is gorgeous. Your synthesis is delightful.

Mum-me said...

That's really sweet.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

adorable child lovely picture and working eggy LOL another wonderful sucess!
happy wedding plans and glad you are getting to spend time and enjoy all your girls together!