Now as I've said before, while I am no advocate of corporal punishment for kids, I do enjoy the imagery since I tend to place my adult self in the position of the depicted miscreant. This drawing is all about "expression"! There's not a lot of action happening. There's no wild beating taking place. It is a quiet moment before the storm to come......... but it is loaded with foreboding. And just look at the boy's face! This is not the face of someone wrongly accused. He is guilty and knows it......and yet is not any too eager to bend for that switch............ although he knows it is inevitable. He seems almost mad at himself for getting himself into this predicament. The disciplinarian's expression is pure stern annoyance. She is not looking any too forgiving right now. In short, this is a fantastic piece of "spanking art" even though no spanking is actually taking place.
If only those hundreds of action-packed but emotionally-vacant images I had to wade through possessed even a fraction of the humanity and realism shown here!