This is the story of how a scooter becomes a bear.
I drew a scooter. It was fine. But then I thought what if the scooter was a getaway scooter for gun hands Ann?
Again, this was fine. But it was too normal. Something didn't fit.
Then, eureka! Ann has a trusty sidekick, Teddy. Surely, Teddy would make a better vehicle.
But this sketch made Teddy look like nothing more than a workhorse and he's definitely more than that.
Finally, Teddy as the lumbering, gentle giant he is.
And now, I proceed with the painting. :)