further drum trial – this was an idea to have a base with the drum, but in the end the criss cross of the string on base conflicted to much with the rest of the circular style of the drawing. note i tried to tie in base with the mouth of the man.
an initial idea for the wheat/drumstick. in my picture the man is beating drums using drumsticks of wheat. curved lines is what i went for in the end. the curvature of the S shapes represents the texture of wheat.