This was the kitchen spread as I left it on Monday night:
...and this is how it looked, all finished, by only Tuesday lunchtime:
After such a long haul working on the complex bedroom spread, I was getting really worried about not being done in time, but things have speeded up again, thank goodness, and I clawed back half a day on the kitchen.
The next piece went really quickly too and took less than the day I allowed.
The background colour of this illustration will be knocked out in Photoshop once the scans are back, and flat colour dropped in, retaining just the spotty pattern and the light beam. This is to make sure it sits alongside the previous, full-bleed page without visual confusion. I coloured the wall anyway, as it was easier to gauge the other colours, especially the shining light, with the wall colour there.
There are 5 drawing days left and 3 pieces still to do. They all now involve repeating established colour schemes, so in theory they should run fairly smoothly too.
This is my desk shot tonight and, as you can see, I am well on with my next piece, the 'hiding bears' page:
There are still odd pieces with finishing off to be done (like the running away spread) but I'm feeling much more positive again and, thank goodness, pretty confident tonight that I'll meet next week's deadline.