Professional Clown Caricaturist, Angel Contreras is from Chicago, and he’s here to help! The beautiful new portrait of Captain Headknowledge you see to the right was a gift from the immensely talented artist whose artwork some of you may have noticed enhancing James White’s Alpha & Omega Ministries website (http://aomin.org). Well, you know, email is indeed one of God’s good gifts in this new electronic media! Need I say more?
You Have Not Because You Ask Not!
The reason I asked in the first place was because the picture I’ve been using is not my own creation. I found it somewhere on the web and saved it, once upon a time. For a while I tried to design my own Captain Headknowledge character, but never could come up with anything original, so I broke down and added that picture to my sidebar, to give the character a face. It was a perfect fit, but I didn’t quite feel right using someone else’s art without their knowledge or permission. That’s why I recently asked Angel to come up with a version that I could truly claim as the real Captain Headknowledge. I actually did originally offer to pay, but he replied that if I let him do it on the side on his own timetable, he would do it for free. I didn’t argue with his wisdom for long, as you can tell.
Now, this is not a suggestion that you should inundate my friend with requests for free art! He is a professional, after all. But I did want to display his generosity and thank him publicly for being willing to be such a blessing to a poor, little blogger in the shallow end of the blogosphere! I have to run off to church, now, but soon, you will not only see this picture in a post, but it will be replacing the old Captain Headknowledge portrait in the sidebar, until I learn how to do more creative things with the banner atop my blog.
Thanks again, Angel! You’re my artistic HERO!!!