This is my sketch for March Third Thursday about Haven and Show and Tell. This drawing is based on something that really happened when I was teaching elementary school. One of the kindergarten teachers told me about it and although I did not personally witness it, the shock and humorous aspects of it were relayed to me. It is the first thing I thought of when I heard of the prompt for this month. The child had asked permission to bring her dad for show and tell and begged the teacher. The teacher was under the impression that the dad was alive and would share info about his career or a hobby. Instead the child showed up with a cremation urn and with much expression wanted to share with the other children. The teacher was very shocked and perplexed on how to handle the situation and afraid that it would frighten and scare the other classmates.
My questions are:
- How is my composition, is it working?
- Do I correctly understand the term spot illustration or should it not have the blackboard in the background?
- Although I realize schools now use whiteboards instead of blackboards, is it OK to have it black for the composition?
- Is the Dad ghost pushing the boundaries too much or would most people accept the humor in the situation?
Thank you for any feedback and your time to view this.