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

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

I couldn't tell you how many caricatures that I've done over the past four years. I've kept a copy of almost all of them. Someday I've going to lay them all out on a floor just so that I can get an idea of how many I've drawn.  It will take a room larger than my living room to lay them all out next to each other—there are just too many. Even to try and show you all the one I might consider my favorite pieces would make this post far too long. Still, I want to try and show off a few of what I consider to be better examples of my work. All of these have been posted on this blog sometime before, but for your consideration here are a few of my favorite things, or rather doodles.

Drawn for a sweet girl, Christie. She used it as the header on her blog about her journey through serious illnesses.

 Drawn for a client living in Arizona who's husband owns an unusual antique tractor.

Drawn for a client in Florida who's husband enjoys a good round of golf and driving their dog, Daisy, around in their golf cart.

Drawn for a client in England who's grandfather is a retired dentist and enjoyed singing hymns to his patients.

This was an anniversary gift for the son and daughter-in-law of a friend. I spent a long time studying the famous painting, American Gothic, to create this one.

This was a birthday gift for a very good friend of mine that is a minister in New Mexico.

Drawn for a longtime friend that enjoys hunting in the fields of NW Oklahoma. He and I had a successful turkey hunt together one season.

 Drawn for a client in Idaho that owns a potato farm.

Drawn for a good friend that has been kind and generous to me on more than one occasion. This hangs on a wall next to his bed.

 Drawn for a client who's son is a serious poker player.

Drawn for a client with a large family. They are military stationed in Japan. She wasn't sure about my suggestion of a Ninja theme, but liked the way it turned out.

Drawn for a client that has a daughter who owns an unusual pair of pants—very fancy indeed.

 Drawn for a client that is quite a nature lover.

Drawn for a client who's husband is a big Lord of the Ring fan. 

An illustration of my dear departed brother-in-law Jim. His daughter asked God to let her see her daddy one more time. Right after that she got her copy of this illustration from her mother. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

This was one of my few serious portraits, drawn for a good friend that loaned us her cabin in Colorado for a few days.

This is my mother-in-law. Rabbits fear her when she drives the riding lawn mower. As a matter of fact, I do too.

Drawn for a fellow blogger that has become a good friend. One of the few fellow bloggers that I've ended up having the chance to meet face to face. She sent us okra in the mail. I sent her this doodle.

Drawn for another blogging friend. She was about to order an illustration from me, then she had some difficulties which causes her to cancel the order. I enjoyed surprising her by drawing one for her anyways. She uses it as her blog header.

Drawn for a young lady that is a family friend that grew up and became a preschool teacher. I thought this turned out really well and I was especially proud of the way the lettering turned out.

It's not too late to get in an order for a caricature before Christmas. You might be surprised by my rates. If you'd like more information then e-mail me and I'll be happy to tell you what I charge for an 8x10 illustration of that loved one on your gift list—the one that you always have a hard time figuring out what to buy them.



Ben Craig said...

You are very talented and I enjoy viewing your work!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Your work is amazing! Enjoyed browsing through your blog. You have a beautiful family. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. As for who would clean the tub, well since it's a dream, of course there are maids for that.
Have a great weekend!

Tiffanee said...

Wow! You are so talented. I am so impressed.

Laura~peach~ said...

sobs... I LOVE ALL of them you have made... particularly the ones on my walls :) umm WALL... lol Cory did take his home but thats ok i have him on my blog side ...
i think my most favorite ever though is the tree with the chainsaw guy on your side ... have loved it forever! and the 13 eggy one is a favorite too! and OH MY SKELETON KEY IS A MOST FAVORITE!
ok back to my corner now... I feel better :)

Reddirt Woman said...

I can promise anyone out there that orders a caricature the you will get something way more than you expect. I've had my Red Dirt Woman for 2 1/2 years and I still find a surprise in it every now and then... Either Rick hid stuff real good in my picture or my memory is getting worse than I realized.

I still smile when I walk in my bedroom where I have it hanging! And you know I'm one avid admirer of your art work Rick.

Helen... the old RDW

Cynthia said...

Everyone in our house loves your work. The pictures still regularly get pulled down from the wall to be shown to visitors. Everyone loves them. It's fun to see them again on your blog. Your post really shows your ability to capture so many different traits, interests and hobbies. Thanks again.

Betsy Wellman said...

AMAZING work! and thank you for the prayers!

raccoonlover1963/Lisa Myers said...

Hmm, The "Mother Nature" doodle looks exactly like one in my living room! LOL

Island girl said...

You are truly talented. Thanks for sharing.