Ride ’em, salamander!


Okay, so here’s the basic conversation I had with myself during this doodle:

“Hmm…looks like I decided to draw a salamander head….”

“I think he needs a hat. A beanie? 

“Nah….how ’bout a jester’s hat?’

“Oooooh, no…wait…I got it…a cowboy hat!”

“Why would a salamander be wearing a cowboy hat?” 

“Well, DUH! Because he’s a rodeo salamander, of course!”

“Better draw him ridin’ something, then.”

“Like a porcupine?”

“Ouch! No, keep it basic…a horse or a bull.”

“Okay, but that bull better be a tiny one, I’m running out of room on the paper.”

“Sure thing. How’s that look?”

“Looks more like a heifer than a bull.”

“Everyone’s a critic. Okay, then, dang it…I’ll give it an udder…Ta-da! it’s a heifer. You happy?”

“I’m lapsing into a bliss-induced coma even as we speak.”

This concludes our tour through my thought processes. Please be sure and wipe your feet as you exit the building.


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10 Responses to “Ride ’em, salamander!”

  1. delores hayes Says:

    laughing…you never cease to amaze me…

  2. Cameron Says:

    I like Mini-heifer’s indifferent ‘moo’.

  3. sketched out Says:

    You’re up to your usual amazing tricks. Love this. I also see you have the same penchant for critters in cowboy hats as I do, hee heee!

    Oh, and thanks for sharing your creative process (0;

  4. catchingbeauty Says:

    I love the way you drew the HUGE salamander riding the tiny cow. You really inspire me to use a LOT of imagination while I’m drawing.

  5. Craig Bodman Says:

    I have just discovered your work sir you are a genius

  6. Reggie Young Says:

    man you have to be my favorite artist.

  7. Dan Borchert Says:

    I like the doodle and we are having a rodeo themed fundraising event this spring. Our elementary school is the Salem Salamanders and I was wondering if we could use the doodle as our logo.

  8. jaggedsmile Says:

    Dan, thanks for your interest. Contact me via my blog email (jaggedsmileblog at gmail dot com) and we can discuss this further.

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