Regular readers will recognise Sausage washing his tail.
Life has been so disjointed lately, I've been having trouble getting down to my Lila and Sausage project. There's so much admin associated with school visits that, when I do have a day to work on my story, I lack concentration and allow myself to get distracted.
Cass has looked over Lila and Sausage for me, and given me some really useful feedback. When you're too close to the work, it's difficult to see the real strengths and weaknesses, so another pair of eyes is invaluable. Even better when those eyes belong to another illustrator, who really understands where you're coming from.
Cass was totally honest, but also very supportive, and I've made quite a few changes. They are mostly subtle things, but this drawing (originally my opening image) is going entirely, to create more room later on, when things get exciting (I hope!).
I feel I have a better handle on it now: more energised and ready to get stuck into drawing what's needed. I've got 7 days to get it presentable.
So, thank you Cass - you're a star!