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

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Memories of San Diego

Heather is a friend of Teresa. Sometime back Teresa had me create a caricature of her husband and girls. Their husbands were a part of the same squadron. Apparently Heather liked the doodle I created for Teresa and asked me to create one for her too.

They live in Florida now but have found memories of their time in San Diego. She suggested that I put the San Diego Coronado Bridge in the illustration. She also wanted me to include a "KC130J" that her husband flies. I suggested that the plane could be towing him on a surf board since he is a surfer. She liked that idea.

I think that this might be the last of the Christmas gifts that I have to share from '08. I worked on this illustration a bit more after I had scanned it. So, you're not really seeing the finished product here. The main thing I did was to give the sky more color.

I remember getting a response from Heather about the illustration, but I seem to have lost it amongst all the stuff that I've collected on my computer. You'll just have to take my word for it that the she liked it.

Thanks again Heather. Hug those girls tightly. I made the mistake of letting mine grow up, and now a couple of them live too far away for me to do that very often.

Recently I received these photos from Diane of the unveiling of the birthday doodle that she asked me create for her husband of their whole family.

She wrote me and said, "Thanks again for the artwork! We have it prominently displayed in our home, and Kevin keeps an electronic print as his wallpaper in his electronic hand held thing-a-ma-jig. (He’s the technical one, as you can tell.) We will always enjoy this drawing!"

You might notice the envelope. I'm in the habit of putting a self portrait on the back before I mail the illustrations. Sometimes I get a lot of doodle time in while standing in line at the Post Office.

Thanks Diane. Great pics.
"thing-a-ma-jig" is about as technical as I get too.

I need to create more doodles similar to my last post. I apparently struck a cord with a number of you because many were making a confession. I guess we need to get some kind of support group going here.

Thanks for all the fun comments. Now go get some help.


Missy said...

Ha! I agree with the support group part lol.

Great doodle. *M*

Angel said...

So are you the same "Rick" Dawn always writes about. I love the drawing you did for her. Its awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting about my grandmother. I appreciate it!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

The plane pulling him along is a great touch!

Reddirt Woman said...

You think of the neatest things to make your doodles more personal. I guess that's why I think you are such a good doodler...


Sally Tharp said...

Hey Rick, Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments! The house is a bi-weekly challenge we paint (or draw, or etch, etc.) It really is fun to see many people interpreting the same image. The blog is http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com/
Check it out if you get a chance!


Mrs JD said...

I plan to post this soon. Now, if I could just figure out how to get my desktop into the bathroom. LOL