After coming out of surgery and getting through some painful nights, I've managed to get some drawing and painting therapy in and make some progress on Toben's Planet! I'm hoping to have it done and printed before Christmas. Maybe it was the meds or maybe its the fact that I see a bevy more different colors on/in Toben's mom than are perceivable to the naked eye but I started playing with strokes of color to represent contact points of light on her belly. I'm rather excited to see how that will contrast against the paint that we put on her belly after finishing painting the baby room. Do let me know how you feel about the progress so far. It's in The Waiting Room. There's still much to be done but I want this to still have a painterly feel while having smooth transitions of color.