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

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Unlocking Laura's Brain

If you've hung around my blog very much, you've probably noticed the smiling face of another one of my blogging friends, Laura the Peace. Either Laura found me, or I found her nearly a year ago, and we've shared nonsense with each other since. Last Christmas I created two caricatures for her. One of her son and another of her daughter. (Hi Martha!! - am I allowed to share her name?)

Any-who... One of the first requests Laura threw my way was an idea she had mulling around her head for a tattoo. It was difficult for me to understand what she had in mind. Recently I drew a preliminary sketch and sent it to her for feed back (or back feed - whatever).

Fortunately I was in the neighborhood of her imagination, (Not an easy thing to do) and she was able to help me understand what it was that she wanted. The above drawing is the result - a very symbolic image that has special meaning for her.

This is what Laura wrote on her blog about the illustration...

Last, but far from least, this beauty Rick Green drew for me... she has been floating around in my head for many years and someday she will become a tattoo... but in the mean time she will live on my blog and on my wall when she arrives. I think Rick had some doubts when we first started talking about this way back when that he could extract what I could see in my head (I DO realize that my head can be a terrifying place) But as with all drawing tasks he did it and then one upped it and made it even better! THANK YOU RICK!!!!!!!!!

You're welcome Laura. Thanks for trusting me with a doodle that is obviously very important to you. Traveling around in your head wasn't so scary, it's just that I didn't like having to keep stopping and asking for directions. Sorry that I haven't gotten it actually mailed just yet - these are busy days for me. It's all packaged up and ready to go - first thing tomorrow morning.

I really like how this illustration turned out. This is actually the third time someone asked me for a drawing intended to go under skin. Here's another...

None have actually made it to flesh yet. But that's okay, because, well, OOOOUUUCH!

20 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Love your blog and doodles. I doodle too but that is what it looks like 'doodle' not wonderful cartoons like yours. I like brookings, Oregon--my cousin lives there and I will be there in October--or nearby. MB

Marcy Writes - The Glamorous Life said...

This is my favorite 'doodle' of yours. I love her little foot and the flow of her hair. Precious. And Laura sounds like someone I would want to know!

Mabunny said...

Wow I like that! It will make a GREAT tattoo, but I agree - OUCHIE!

Betty Flocken said...

What a great Drawing!

TheresaJ said...

Hi Rick -- thanks for stopping by my blog making your acquaintance! Love your doodles and I'm enjoying the read!

I really love this doodle -- it's very whimsical, yet has a lot of depth and provokes emotion. Makes me wish it was rattling around in my head for years!

- Theresa

Laura ~Peach~ said...

LOL the PEACE?? giggles... great ummm play on words there...cause i am known as a peacemaker too... I do so love it rick i do think that you were able to seek out whats in my head and make it even better and one day she will be on skin but since mike and I dont see eye to eye on skin art it will be a while. I am patient... she's rattled about in my head for years and I am thrilled!!! oh Rick did I mention I LOVE IT~ oh yeah its ok to mention the kids names on your blog They both say HI!
HUGS Laura ~peach~

Tismee2 said...

I have been watching Miami and LA Ink recently and have a new found love of tattoo art. I do have a small, not very good tattoo myself but now rather fancy something more significant that means something to me.
Hmmmmm now I've got ideas floating around in my head. I'll let you know if I need them drawing out Rick!

JustinB said...

Cooooooooolllll!

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Rick---when I said I 'doodle' that is what is is! Some not so bad but mostly just scribblings.
My cousin's name is Helen and she works at Pelican Bay--that should be enough without being too much. I am going to be down on the Chetco so will have to have breakfast in Brookings. Haha MB

Brenda said...

It is very pretty.

Rhea said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a nice, thoughtful comment. Healthy discussions are always nice. I like the drawing you made for Laura. Really nice!

Day4plus said...

She just works there. lol I'll see if I have a street name. MB

Tonjia said...

get your doodling fingers warmed up Rick, Laura is going to be a grandma!!!!

BTW the tattoo is awesome, I would love for her to tell us the meaning.

Day4plus said...

opps same me different blog. Small city scenes. MB

The Pink Potpourri said...

my husband is in the ministry, and currently getting his masters at the seminary. we were very interested to read everyone's thoughts on rhea's post. do you serve in the ministry?

Sue said...

Very cool doodles :) I've bookmarked you and I'll be back :)

Megan said...

Considering he woke up bc my hand kept hitting his eye, I can't imagine he was delighted about that kind of late night action ;) You are so talented! To me, it is MUCH more than just a little doodle that you do!

Katie said...

holy crap. you ARE talented! thanks for stopping by my blog. enjoying your blog much! :)

Karen Deborah said...

umm Rick, Laura is the PEACH, not peace, if you check with MJ when she is on the pickin up sticks detail. she will definitly set you straight. Aside from that it is a cool drawing. wonder about the meaning of it.
I love what your did for the coffee bean.

Coffee Bean said...

I love this one! I saw it over at Laura's!