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

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bird On Duty

This request was for something different. The California Pelican Bay State prison is not far from where I live. So, I know a number of the people that work there. One of the guards asked me about helping creating an image for them to be used on a commemorative coin that they wanted to create—something they could use to award personnel for a job well done.

(Considering my proximity to the prison, I am hoping that includes keeping the residents within their facilities.)

This is the first version. They liked it, but made a few request for changes. Hopefully I can make the changes and get paid.

This is the Photoshopped colored version of the artwork. Stay tooned for an update.

11 comments:

MaBunny said...

I wouldn't try to escape from prison with that bird on duty! not that I'd ever even BE in prison...

Alice said...

i think he's awesome, rick! looks like he could handle the job for certain :O). i have a prison not all that far from me as well, so i appreciate that comment - lol!

Aleta said...

Looks like a tough old bird. Hehe

Laura ~Peach~ said...

very cool! I hope they love it!

cw2smom said...

I have family that work there! That's really a great image and I am sure they'll like it! Great idea you came up with! Blessings, Lisa

grammie of 3 said...

I think it's great.

Reddirt Woman said...

If I ever had to go to prison I'd like to be guarded by such a formidable bird. Keep me in and everyone away from me. Not that I'd ever go to prison.

Good job on the fowl felon keeper.

Helen

Shawn said...

That is awesome! I hope they love it!

Claire said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and thank you for the compliment.

Your artwork is great. The pelican is impressive and looking very much in control and on top of things!

Seraphim said...

Reading this post made me laugh aloud! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. And it's a great picture!

Staci said...

That is so great! I wonder what the inmates at Pelican Bay would look like??