Hurrah! I actually did meet my target yesterday. Here's my desk shot last night:
I got all three living-room spreads finished, and before 6pm - just in time to qualify for watering the garden duties (actually a relief to be outside for a bit). All the spreads are sporting a full set of eyeballs:
I could almost hear the mieow of relief!
I felt the need to really push on today, so finishing the left-overs of the 'chasing' artwork can wait a while longer: I'm tackling another new room, the little boy's bedroom. I'm not sure I ever showed you this rough. It's the extra spread we invented for the end of the book, to bring things to a happier conclusion than Julia wrote originally for the text.
Spot the 3 stair-bears...
It's probably the most complex spread of the book, with all those toys, posters and patterns. When I drew it, I knew it would be a nightmare to colour in pastels, which are, to be honest, a totally unsuitable medium for such levels of detail.
But it felt important that the bedroom be especially cosy and comforting, given the previous scary spread, so what's a girl to do?
I've allowed myself 2 days in my schedule. This is how things are looking come lunchtime. Wish me luck: I may well need it!