In the early days of my career, I was doing a lot of searching around, trying to find my niche. I wanted to make a living ‘drawing pictures’, but I had no idea of where I fit in. For a while, I was trying to turn the pastel techniques that I had learned in those early Life Drawing classes into some sort of ‘fine art’ career, or perhaps a sale to some ‘Limited Edition Poster’ company. This was another of my early efforts along those lines. Probably dating from around 1988 or 1989 from a photo my wife had taken at the San Diego Zoo on a recent trip to California to see my brother.