After giving over my worktime to attend to class, I am getting back to the fables gently by drawing conceptual sketches.  This sktech is the one most likely to become a cut:


Last of the conceptual sketches. This would be a strong cut, but illustrations already tell this part of the story:


Addition: Last night, I made a charcoal drawing of the top sketch. It just won’t work as a cut, sadly. Not that I’m thrilled with this particular execution, but it’s such an improvement over what I would have produced before class, I want to be a bit of a showoff and post it.