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Whimsical Realism

Sketchbook Charcoal – Ram and Bear Cub
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Working on the ram and bear cub this week reminded me of the larger bear cub charcoal Hide-and-Seek, which I did a couple years ago Similar to this drawing, it was a story piece, incorporating expressions to bring about character of the subjects.

All those years of teaching writing have etched the all-too-familiar questions that help develop setting, character, motives, plot, etc. into my brain.  What is the relationship between the bear cub and the ram?  Is the ram annoyed, mischievous, or affectionate?  How did the bear cub or ram end up in his current predicament?  What happened just before? What will happen next?  That is the general idea anyway.

As I was working on this sketch I came up with a couple storylines, however I have purposely left it untitled.  Please feel free to come up with your own story idea.  If you do send me an email at eisycindy@gmail.com.  I would love to hear your story.