This was how my dangly lion looks now he is finally finished:
Those with eagle-eyes might have spotted that the artwork is far more square that the rough: this is because the publisher asked me to add a large area of bleed above the lion, so that they can use this piece of artwork to mock up a quick cover, ready for presentation at Frankfurt. I'll be interested to see what they do with it.
Both pieces of artwork have gone off to my publisher now, ready for Frankfurt. The final thing I had to do before my deadline this weekend was to go back and draw four re-roughs, implementing various changes the publisher requested. I got it all done in time and am right now rewarding myself with a trip to visit author of The Jungle Grumble, Julia Jarman. It's nothing to do with this latest project as it happens. It's something I'm rather excited about. I'll tell all when I get back.