TIME-LAPSE: pirate bear!
Here's an illustration starting from scratch. It's a pirate bear that appears early in the story. Yes, maybe he looks a little scary in drawing form, but he'll be made plenty kid-friendly when he gets his color treatment and gets his hair all done. In any case, I think it's always a good idea to mix in a little scary for good measure.
He does have two sets of eyes at the moment... the dark beady ones on top, and then the glaring ones just below those. Any preference? One of the sets will have to go.
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