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

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ride On

This is Katrina and her hubby David. They celebrated their 2nd anniversary on my birthday, yesterday! She wanted me to create a caricature of them both on their 2002 Honda Gold Wing 1800.


Kartina had a few other request that she hoped I could include as well. Like, for example, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a covered bridge, and a moose. I may be wrong, but I don't think that there are many moose left in New Hampshire, but apparently David went on a moose sighting excursion once, but the moose weren't very accommodating.

Also, you might notice their wedding pic speaks to the fact that they're both big fans of Dunkin Donuts coffee. She used the term "addicts." I'm not a coffee drinker, so I'm not relating, but this is their doodle.

Soooo, I put all the ideas, and requests together and this is what I came up with...

I'm pleased with the way this one turned out. As I have said before, illustrations which include mechanical objects, like motorcycles, always challenge me. So, as I have done in the past, I took a photo of their Honda and traced it on the paper. I happened to have a pencil which had a color that nearly matched the color of the bike. That was helpful. I just had to fill in the rest.

Katrina was pleased with the piece. I'm looking forward to hearing about David's reaction.

Thanks Katrina for using me to celebrate this important day. Ride on!

Also! Thank you all for my shower of birthday greetings from yesterday. I felt the love flowing out from my computer screen. You all are too kind. "Tanks" a bunch.

14 comments:

Chris H said...

You did really well with the bike, I know how much trouble you have doodling mechanical stuff! Eggy looks happy, wish I could join him, it's blistering hot here!

Brenda said...

Fun picture! You are not a coffee drinker????????????? I'm not sure I can hang out with you any more.

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Rick...thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meetcha!

Your drawing is fantastic...love the background with the moose.

Happy Birthday, one day late!

Brenda said...

Dr. Pepper??? I'll try. I'm strictly Diet Coke. There are big bridges to cross.

Amy Jo said...

I think that the picture is great! You did a beautiful job getting all of the elements in there. I have little talent for art, but I sure wish I did.

I do drink coffee though. Perhaps I will have some for you. :)

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Rick, thanks for visiting my blog! I confess my art began with years and years of doodling. I never quite reached the level of MASTER doodler as you are! Great work.

Reddirt Woman said...

Looks like Eggy is have a great time and what a great job, once again, on the doodle. Dadgum, you are prolific!!!

The Old Dirty Gal

Aleta said...

Awww, I missed being able to tell you Happy Birthday on your Birthday ~ Well, I'm sending belated Birthday wishes your way!

That was a great "Ride On" doodle.

Polly & Steve said...

Great job! Sorry I missed your Birthday....52 is good its after 60 that you fall apart or I did, I will be great soon as I have my bionic knee....hahahah

joan said...

That is so cute! I love it. Oh and Happy belated Birthday!

geisme said...

Glad you felt the b-day love on tue. I love looking for Eggy in your pics. Someday when we have funds again, I want to get a doodle. :) (besides, my free one.) Say hello to the Cascades for me. I miss the west coast.

BlueRose said...

Hi Rick I'm sorry that I missed your B-day so I will say it now HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA...

I love the doodle that ya did very nice....

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

OHman...I'm sorry I missed your BDAY...I had even stopped by...but was'nt concentrating evidently!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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