So I thought I would end with Sparky, clearly delusional, thinking he was actually good at ballet, then show him and Lucy cavorting in their ballet gear on the endpapers. I originally envisaged him being dreadful, as he was in class, but then it occurred to me that it might be funnier if he did indeed manage to get good!
John sourced me lots of photos of ballet dancing couples, using Google Images, from which I did these very quick sketches, just to capture the basic poses:
As I mentioned last time, all the roughs went off to Gullane on Tuesday night, so now I have the nail-biting wait, to see if they like what I've done and how many changes need to be made before I can make a start on the coloured artwork. I'll let you know how I get on.