I had the usual day of pulling teeth before getting back into my animal characters last week, but by Weds I was motoring again, and got on pretty well. I have the first half of this week too, before my next big batch of school visits kicks in.
It's been a very stop-start affair: I began sketching my initial drawings way back before my last book commission and, because this is a self-generated project, with no enforced deadlines, I've found it dreadfully difficult to keep momentum and enthusiasm up.
So, before I have to stop yet again, I'd like to get the sketches to a stage where they are at least ready to show to publishers for feedback.
It's probably better that I keep the roughs under wraps for the moment, which is why all I have to show you today is another oil-pastel self portrait, from Friday evening. Sorry about that! As usual, John says I have made myself far too severe...