Gail considers herself a collector of my doodles. Which is fine with me of course. It's always nice to have a repeat customer.
Gail is actually one of my earliest subjects on this blog. I drew an illustration of her (posted here) a couple of years ago. Also, she ordered a birthday illustration for her Father-in-law last year (posted here).
This time she requested a graduation gift for husband. Since the commencement isn't until July I had plenty of time to get something together for her.
"What I am looking for is a picture showing all four of us (and the dogs if possible) sitting squashed up on a 3 seater brown leather sofa with each of us using a laptop. This often happens when we are all in the room except we don't a sit on one sofa (could you imagine???) Therefore there are power leads, CD Roms memory sticks etc all over the place, not to mention crisp packets, cans of soda or 'pop' as we call it and candy wrappers."
I had my work cut out for me—lots of stuff to put into this one. I did some research through her blog to try and snoop a few ideas. One never knows what one find when one surfs one's blog. Like this photo of Gail sitting on her hot ride. Doesn't she look sweet on top of all that 100 cc's of metric power.
(Never knew we had a love for two wheel power in common. But you couldn't find one of those nice British bikes to purchase?)
So, I finally laid out this little doodle for my blond British biker buddy.
After seeing it Gail wrote me and said, "WOW! That's amazing, I love it! It's exactly what I wanted. I love the dog on the back of the sofa - that'll be Keesha - although she isn't allowed up there she would be if she could. Thank you so much again."
Upon a closer look, she wrote again and said, "Rick! I have just had a closer look - once I'd got rid of the visitors. You have even drawn Isaac (That's the lizard, I think) in there!!!!!! and Vimto is my favorite 'pop' after Dandelion and Burdock." (I got lucky on that one.)
Well, hey Gail, this was a real fun one to put together. I look forward to hearing about your husband's response. Thank for calling upon me again for your doodles.
And, by all means, ride on!