First, a couple explanations:

1) Never took any drawing or art courses. (You DON’T SAY!)

2) I have never been able to draw much of anything without having an example of it to look at. So if the picture is giraffes, say, rest assured I looked up giraffes in every encyclopedia and magazine I could find, so I could draw the various poses.

3) I was raised with 2 other brothers and not a very big budget for art supplies. Thus, a lot of stuff is on the back of forms my Dad brought home from the School Board that would have been tossed, or on notebook paper, etc. We learned to make use of what we had, and that was cool!

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

Giraffes.. you KNEW there’d be giraffes!

Our Boston Terrier, Mollie, she was great! She chewed on my ears a lot, but I deserved it.

I vividly recall my next picture. I had an orange flyer from the mail with a blank side, and knew I had to take advantage of it. I also knew I couldn’t ruin it, since there wouldn’t be anymore orange paper. SO, I drew Daffy on notebook paper, colored him in, cut him out, and pasted it on the flyer. (With mixed results.)  Ta da!

“Thithhhh ithhhhh dithhhhh-picable!”

When Rocky III came out in 1982, I was still Lil’ Gary, trust me. I snipped a pic out of the newspaper and TRIED to duplicate it… again, with mixed results…

I know what you’re thinking: “DONNIE OSMOND was in Rocky III?!?!”

POSTED ON August 16, 2010 BY Gary Applegary

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