Sweet Dreams

Original size 11x8.5 ©2017 Alex Ledante

The conceit for this piece is for a stuffed animal to be guarding a sleeping child from a nightmare. I wanted it to look both cute and fierce at the same time, which is tough to do but I figure it shouldn’t be impossible to pull off, so this is my first attempt to capture that notion before I include the bed and dreamer

I like that gladius but not for this piece; it will be replaced with a more generic gladius. Likewise the wood of the buckler isn’t reading as well as I’d hoped, so that also needs to be addressed. But I love the idea of the little guy using a tiny buckler as a great shield