Bearing the Bull

This is the sketch done for one part of the illustration for the expression to describe the American stock exchange; “Bear and Bull”. The bear was sketched and had several tests on the arm position, but was decided to have lower, as the whole composition looked better. The final piece was coloured also, to represent the American colours. The final design can be seen below.
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INGREDIENTS

1 creative person, slightly matured
2 tablespoons aptitude
1 piece of aesthetic flavouring
6lbs hard work and sweat
4 ideas more than most
salt of the earth to taste

Take a creative person and stir in some aptitude, thoroughly from the start. In time, mix in the aesthetic flavouring with the most appropriate tool at hand, and then, fold into the mix as much of the hard work and sweat that the mix can take. Sprinkle in the ideas; the more the better. And finally, as all is cooking, a pinch of ‘salt of the earth’ to give it the necessary character. Leave to cook over time and serve when required. Tasty treat in a tasteless world.