So, quickly then, I finally decided on what kind of style I want to use for the illustrations, so I played around a bit with different media. One experiment was doing suminagashi with materials on hand a cheap paper, so not the most stunning results:
The super bright spot on the right is a sun dapple. :P
Then I practiced drawing rats and did more sketches in the two poses I'll need in the book:
For fun, I did some symmetrical drawings, using both my right and left hands simultaneously.
No snippet next week because we are taking a trip to the Red Sea.