Here are some more bear and elephant drawings from the While You Are Sleeping preparatory sketchbooks. On the same pages are some drawings of pirates that made a huge difference to my work at that time. Anyone who draws a lot will be familiar with the feeling you get when you make an image that seems like it is a step closer to where you want to be. These drawings were just like that for me. For the first time I felt like I was drawing the whole figure as a unit instead of a collection of parts... Now I needed to work out how to draw them actually doing something instead of just standing around making nice shapes!