I find the first illustration of a new project both daunting and exciting. I'm trying to establish the colours and get a feel for the book, but at this stage I still have a free reign to explore. For instance, I'd quite like to keep the simpler spreads for this one a bit painterly.
I am experimenting with my desk in a different place in the studio, because the light has been a bit on and off. It's been either really dark, because of nasty weather, or bright, blinding sunshine. The new position is lighter, but slightly cramped. Still, I have lots of handy table space and so can have the laptop beside me, so I can see my reference photos, for colour.