Here's another "finished" portfolio piece from my picture book dummy:
The cat is not showing up too well against the tree trunk. And the girl's expression is, well, expressionless.
This evening I have been resketching the scene with the darker version of the cat and a slightly better view of the girl's face. Here's what I have worked up so far:
(Sorry about the uneven quality of the scan. I didn't want to have to rip the page out the sketchbook yet, so I couldn't fully close the lid on the scanner.) I want to do more with this composition, but not tonight. I'm going to try more inking and less of the soft wash in my final pictures.
Tomorrow I don't go into the office, so more time for drawing. Yay!