Im taking a class called Story Development for animation at the concept design academy in Pasadena with Rad Sechrist. He had a model come in for one of the classes. The model was pretty amazing. He looked like a human cartoon. These drawings aren't even pushed that much from real life.
We had to draw his pose and then add a story element. He made it pretty easy with his fake bird and his explorer outfit.
This background was kind of a cheat, but I couldn't think of anything to put behind this great pose.
Also here is a valuable resource for people trying to learn- Rads "how to" blog