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

Friday, January 30, 2009

Spotlight On Baby Cakes

Sherrel & Ken run a small farm in Colorado. They have alpacas. An alpaca is "a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in superficial appearance."

(I got that off of Wikipedia. Now all we have to do is figure out what a "camelid" is. I'll leave that for you to figure out.)

She wanted a logo for their farm which included Housetop Mt., a peak that is visible from their home.

She also wanted Baby Cakes, a particular beloved alpaca of hers, included in the illustration. I don't know how the other alpacas feel about that. Sherrel thinks she is "awesome." I think it was Baby Cake's eyes that won her this place of doodle honor

This was a fun one to create. I really like how it turned out. The lettering was done entirely by hand. None of it was computer generated. Sometime ahead I believe Sherrel intends to post this on a web site. I did a quick internet search and this was all that I could find.

What do you think—about the logo I mean. Not alpacas.

12 comments:

Mari said...

I love the logo!

Leigh said...

I love both the logo and alpacas! The logo is as cute as baby cakes. And I have always wanted to won a small herd. I have some really great names alread thought up for them.

numberonesistah said...

I think it turned out really great and awesome job on the lettering!

Reddirt Woman said...

You are having entirely too much fun!! What an excellent way to advertise your farm and your sweet babies.

Rick you did great!

Aleta said...

It looks great! You gave the alpacas sweet character in the logo and the mountains look lovely. The lettering worked out perfectly!

Tismee2 said...

We have a stables just up the road and they have a couple of Alpaca's. They are cute - if a little raggy sometimes!

Brenda said...

Very nice! It is very professional looking! You should try selling some of your work ; )

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Thanks Rick, for the comments on my blog posts. Your work is so good. I do remember commenting on your Rooster drawing. As for why they are so popular I have no clue but Roosters go back to my childhood with my Mom Collecting them. Maybe they give us the feeling of getting back to a simplar life. I am going to put you on my follower list so I dont miss any of your work again. Other wise I lose track of people's blogs.

Andrea said...

Hi Rick, thanks so much for your comment on Miss Doodle's Blog:)
Love your organized doodles..
This little whimsical-looking is very cute, you catched it's expression so well,
have a great weekend
Andrea

Fire Hunt said...

It looks great as always!

Chris H said...

I wonder if they spit like camels? Eggy looks cold.

Buddha's Place said...

Hi Rick! Did you think I forgot you? I got my logo in the mail and I love it! My sister works in a sign shop and, well, now I have to figure out how big of a sign I want...
The other alpacas are a little sore over BabyCakes stealing the show:) I found out last week that we will be having our first cria here at HTMSA, keep your fingers crossed for me!
And whoever asked...they do spit. Not big lugies like a llama or a camel, but more like little puffs of air. They only spit if you are all up in their business too ;)
Thanks again, Your awesome!