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

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Justin - The Triple Threat

Justin knows piano. He knows guitar. And the big Justin knows accordion!! That's what I call being a big time triple threat!

Anyway, sometime back Justin introduced himself to me by visiting my blog. Smoozing me just a bit, Justin was very complementary of my art. Then he inquired about the possibility of me doing a caricature of him. We talked turkey, just a bit, and came to terms.

For his illustration Justin wanted me to be sure and include a grand pianie, the gee-tar, and his accordion (apparently named Erica - and why not?).

AND!!! Justin wanted me to illustrate him wearing a rainbow colored bow tie. Reportedly, his father is accustom to sporting bow ties. (No report on whether or not he owns a rainbow colored one.) So, I did just that.

(Apologies - I've just learned that Justin's dad does NOT wear bow ties. I'm sorry to have shared false information. I refer you to the comment made by Justin's mom, Deborah, in the comment section of this blog for the full and correct information on that front. But I promise you no ties of any kind were hurt in the creation of this post. Thank you.)

Putting his name at the top of the doodle was my idea. It only seemed right for the illustration.

Thanks Justin for trusting me to bring to your vision to reality. I'm proud to have it as the header of your blog. Thank you too for all your kind comments on mine. What else can I say, but you're cool!!!

The rest of you go check the big Ad-Just-er out! He's from Canada no less!


Jessica said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! In regard to the comments in birthing class.....I think people are somewhat unaccustomed to blunt honesty!

Your art is incredible! I love the caricatures. Great work!

See you soon...........

MaBunny said...

LOVE IT!! very cute, and Justin sounds very talented!
Btw I used your Santa doodle on my sidebar, if you want to check it out:)

Brenda said...

Very cool! I'll probably have you do another one for me sometime but I am still trying to put it together in my head! And you know what a mess it is in there!

Deborah said...

It turned out great, Rick! I just have to clarify one bit of information...Justin's dad wears Loonie Toon ties, NEVER bow ties...the bow ties are Justin's attempt to outdo his dad in the fashion department! LOL
We're still looking for a rainbow bow tie though! ~~~Justin's Mom

Laura ~Peach~ said...

justin is quite the young man he can draw and takes awesome photos too! Love eggy hes quite musically inclined:)
will now have to keep an eye out for a rainbow bow tie :D

Cathy said...

Oh, that is so cute! You really are good. I came from Deb's blog.

JustinB said...

Man thats soooo sweet!!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Greetings Rick!
Thanks for the visit to my blog; your talent is impressive - and I am
wowed by Justin. what a clever fella. Kudos to both of you.
Yep, love fall, winter is okay in these parts, not enough white precip. to keep us down and out.
I shall have to come back and check you out once again. I am certain that I will be entertained and impressed again.

Scary Mommy said...

Wow! You are really talented- I've always loved Dawn's illustration and wondered where it came from-- it's so nice to meet you! :)