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

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Plowing the Herd

This is another carica- ture that I did some time ago. Teri, who works at the pharmacy where I get all my copies made, asked me to create a drawing of her brother for his birthday.

This was a bit difficult drawing because she wanted an illustration which included this particular tractor pushing this particular kind of snow plow, AND she wanted lots of animals in the piece.

So, I had to figure out a way to incorporate all that stuff together. I decided to illustration the man plowing through a herd of various kinds of forest animals. Of course, if an animal were to actually go through a snow plow like that they would come out the other side as mince meat. (I hate mince meat.) But this is cartooning and, thankfully, I'm not confined to reality when it comes to my illustrations.

(That's a good thing because I often have a hard telling dealing with the concept of reality as rule in general.)

Like much of my earlier work, when I look back on it, I feel that I could do a much better job now. Either that means I'm getting better, or I was just really lazy back then.

Teri asked me the other day if I had posted this illustration on my blog. I had to say no. Then she asked if I had posted the one I did of her son. Again, I had to confess that I had not. So, there will be another post with includes the caricature of her son in the near future.

My apologies Teri. I didn't mean to exclude you from this very exclusive blog of mine.


Laura ~Peach~ said...

LOL I love the shooting critters but sheesh did you have to SQUISH my eggy friend??? LOL Love it your imagination never ceases to amaze me!
hugs Laura

Betty Flocken said...

I LOVE your posts! This is an awesome drawing! I'm saving my money! I have a drawing in mind! Thanks for sharing your gift!

shakenbsis said...

Hey! This is a funny place Rick. Thanks for stopping by.

How DID you find it anyhow?? ;)
I'm pretty sure you weren't searching out how to fold your underwear! LOL

Have a nice day!

JustinB said...

I like it Rick!

MJ said...

Oh, you've got me hooked on your blog! Just what I need, some more blog-crack in my life *sigh*.

Oh well, I'm in.
I'll be back.

VE said...

OMG. I love your drawings. I'm so envious. I have oodles of cartoons written down in my head but cannot draw. I used to collaborate (meaning he'd draw I'd supply him with cartoon ideas) with a friend back when I was a collector and he was in that same awesomeness category as your drawings. Great blog too. I'll be a regular I can see since we're both from Oregon!

Amber said...

I hate mince meat too. :)

Goby (the hedgehog) is great. I think he gets cuter every day.

Sandsitive said...

WAIT!?!?! Reality has rules!!! LOL Great post again!


Rick said...

To Sandsitive: So I am told.