I'm jumping the gun a little with this one. The piece is not done, so I'm uploading a portion of it a little early. It's the 4th of July, and I've got oompa band music coursing through my veins! Actually, the day I started this piece, an article appeared in the newspaper about the first Bavarian Bear to appear in that country since the days of...um...Beethoven? Anyway, it's been a long time and I took that as a good sign. I think I'll stick with the German boy bear band for a little while. Eventually the animals may grow lederhosen, but that'll keep for the next image. I'll try and post the finished illustration next week.