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

Saturday, March 21, 2009

When the Dealin's Done

Gaye wanted an illustration of her son. She wanted me to draw a caricature of him playing poker.

Gaye said, "Although he is in college he wants to be a World Series Poker Player and playing poker is how he is supporting himself. (Not paying for college but "extra" money. What an investment for Mom and Dad! lol)"

So I went to work and this is what I came up with. I feel pretty good about how this one turned out—really good, as a matter of fact. My daughter asked "Why the purple cameo?" I said it suppose to represent the dark, smokey atmosphere of a poker room. In the drawing he's a winner, of course—making enough bank to support not only his college bill, but his parents too. (Think that will ever happen Mom?)

I'm not much in to poker, but I know that you've got to know when to hold them. And you've got to know when to fold them. etc. etc.

(Can you believe Kenny made big bucks pushing that kind of advice? Of course you've got to know when to hold them, or fold them...)

Gaye was so pleased that she wants me to do a follow up on her two other sons. I don't know if that will happen. I think she's bluffing. What do you think?

12 comments:

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Rick, that's so great! You even incorporated the nest 'egg.' :) I love the purple background too. I think you 'aced' this one! xxoo

MaBunny said...

Love it! and I like poker too! good all around!

noexcuses said...

Great job, Rick! I like the purple background, too!

Dedene said...

When the kid makes big bucks winning the world championship, he can use your picture as his calling card!

darsden said...

Excellent Rick, he will love it. I am trying to wait for Mothers day to give mom hers...but it is really getting hard! Now that the wedding is behind us...I am just twittling my thumbs waiting! I will post as soon as I give it to her.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I do believe that you have a WINNER there Rick and I love Eggys spot its a SWEET one LOL!
I am sure she will be thrilled with any follow ups you do for her I know we all love ours!
Hugs Laura

Susan Rudat said...

Very nice, Rick! I just love his expression. I guess poker isn't effected by the unstable economy!

Alice said...

Rick, I think it's awesome! It looks just like the son. I imagine she was pretty serious about giving you some more work to do :O). I think the purple hazy background is perfect! Don't listen to your daughter - lol!

Debbie said...

I think it's great! And no, I think she's telling it straight about wanting more.

Erika Jean said...

Cool!

I just thought of a doodle idea! Doodle your self doodling a doodle of yourself! hhahaha

ChicagoLady said...

I think you did an awesome job doodling Gaye's son winning the pot.

Reddirt Woman said...

I think she will have to follow up after her other two sons see this or else he will get to brag to them that he is mom's favorite...

I like the background. Great job, as usual.