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

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Very Crafty Tonya

You remember Tonya don't you? I certainly do. She is one of my repeat customers. First, I drew a caricature for her personal blog. That was a busy drawing.

And THEN... for her Mum's 60th B-day I doodled her and a whole slew (bunch of) relations. Another very busy drawing.

And THEN!... Tonya came back with yet another request for an illustration for the header of her crafting blog - Currently Crafting.

This was my first attempt, but there were a few things Tonya asked if I could change. One of which was the length of her hair. Fortunately I colored her shirt black and so I was able to give her the hair cut she requested.

Here is the new, shorter-haired Tonya who can currently found crafting at her blog, and a few other places around the internet.

At first I was going to illustrate her with a table full of crafting objects behind her, but I wasn't really happy with that idea. Then I came up with the idea of the "floating" crafting tools around the scarf. I thought it was a better concept for a blog header. Tonya said she liked it, and I believe her.

I think Tonya has set a personal record for me. I have characterized her face more than anybody else, except maybe myself, which I have doodled a number of times, but have rarely published. Every time I draw myself I think I end up looking too old. And you know us guys. We're kind of funny that way.

Drop in on Tonya's blogs. Make sure you use the proper accient when reading her stuff, because, while she lives in the U.S. of A., she'll originally from Australia. Don't they grow them young looking down there?

Thanks Tonya - you're a friend.


Betty Flocken said...

These are great! Thanks to you I found Tonya's blog a while ago and check in on her most every day now. She's right near my old home town.

Weaselmomma said...

How much do you charge for a blog header? I really need one and have been considering asking you about it. Not so much a caricature, but a cartoon? Please let me know and we can talk more. weaselmomma@yahoo.com

* TONYA * said...

Thank you so much Rick. You were true to your word :).

Two headers down, one more to go.

* TONYA * said...

... and thanks for the young comment. You know I was just a tad hormonal last week ha ha.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

cool header doodle! Another winner!

Cherokee said...

Hi Rick,

Just wanted to drop a line to let you know I used your santa drawing over at my blog http://cherokeesworldphotography.blogspot.com

Great job as usual

Heather said...

Great job!

VanDerHoekArt said...

Great idea with the scarf Rick! It ties the title and crafting objects together nicely.

To answer your questions...Nope, I haven't cooked the pumpkin seeds to eat yet. I am sure I will do that at some point, I'm guessing right around kindergarten when my son learns that he can eat them.

You crack me up with the comment about painting in your area! Do you remember what 3 year olds are like? Do you remember the paths of destruction they leave in their wake? I could just imagine my husband and I chasing our son around, constantly removing breakable objects from his hands, all while he screams because we won't let him throw your great grandmother's Tiffany vase. Good times! ;)

* TONYA * said...

I put together a new header last night. I like this one soooo much better.