I'm actually liking the pieces I'm doing out of desperation more than some of the earlier ones where I was more focused and purposeful. There was a point in this one where I decided it was a Phung from Jack Vance's Planet of Adventure. Of course, it's missing its hat and cloak... Sorry, Jack.
So if I can knock out the last illustration tomorrow I'll be able to do the rest of my fiddling with Swill on Sunday and then tackle the fucking novel head-on on Monday.
Unfortunately, I went back and looked at my first illustrations and they all are so much weaker than the current crop that I'm going to have to go back and redo them. Fortunately, the hard work of composition in Photoshop is finished for all of them and I just need to do the fiddly rendering in Illustrator, which I've come to really enjoy. It'll be a full workday, but I'll be able to do it.