Ed Emberely is the reason I ever picked up a pencil. I spent every single day at the living room coffee table with 'The Big Orange Drawing Book'. If I wasn't sitting with the drawing book I was watching the 'Squiggles, Dots and Lines' VHS. I had every single one of his books. My favorite was always the orange ones. Then as my childhood years went past, so did Ed Emberely. Even when I wasn't drawing serious stuff, I always found myself drawing a skeleton with a top hat and a cane. It always progressed through the years with more realistic bones. Or if the was a spare piece of chalk on the tray in high school I'd scribble out a UFO.
In about 2007, after probably about 14 years of not remembering Emberley had existed, I was cruising through Barnes & Noble and I had noticed in the kids section, his big Halloween drawing book. I gasped. I sat down with it and looked at all the step by step drawing instructions on how to make, witches, cats, haunted houses, UFOs and that skeleton with the top hat and cane. My love of Ed Emberely was rekindled...
And so forth... I KNOW alot of people don't like 'scratchers' or non-professionals. But, my friend asked me to give him a tattoo. I was like 'gee whiz'! So, I asked him if I could do my favorite guy, rich uncle skeleton. I was given a professional gun and every thing was sanitary and dandy.
Here it is!! And, let me tell you, tattooing is not easy!
Whadaya think ?