1) Black and White charcoal options
2) Gesture Drawings
3) Creation Story Research
The culture I chose is Indian culture. I decided to choose a story based off of a divine being known as Ganesh. Ganesh, born with an elephant head and a big belly, and his brother Karthik, beautiful with strong limbs, were born to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi, the divine couple. Ganesh and Karthik were praised and liked by the deities. One day, a question appeared; who is the wiser brother? Ganesh or Karthik? The deities were curious so they asked Lord Brahma, the creator of the world. Since he is the creator of all beings and not the creator of all divine beings, he too did not know the answer to the question. Lord Brahma decided to get assistance from his son, Narada, who is known for stirring up trouble. Narada flew over to the divine couple’s abode and produced a golden mango that bestowed eternal wisdown to whomever eats it. Since the divine couple could not share it with one another, they decided to give it to one of their sons. Ganesh and Karthik got into a squabble and thus made it into a competition. Whoever could go around the world three times first would get the mango. Karthik used his peacock for the adventure. Ganesh, knowing his animal is less superior, found a loophole. he walked around his parents three times knowing that his parents represented the entire universe. Pleased with this, his parents gave him the golden mango, making Ganesh the wiser brother.