Bear from a Dream

Okay, not quite a bear from my dream. In my dream, the bear was fighting with a tiger, and for some reason, he had deer antlers (!). I'm still trying to figure out that symbolism!

From that dream, I fell in love with the idea of a bear riding a tricycle and wearing a fez (I also think he needs a bowtie, looking at it again.). I guess I wanted to stay far away from any violent imagery. I then challenged myself to strip away all the details I wanted to put in. That was the hardest part, believe it or not. I kept the original high-resolution version in case I want to try a different treatment in the future for fun.

Still not sure if I was successful. But I do like how the bear turned out overall!