Some sketch studies of those interesting extra-jointed fingers. While I have rather long fingers myself, I don't have that extra joint like that of the fae characters in this set of books... Since I tend to have a bit of a problem drawing "realistic" hands, I thought it might be a good idea to fit in some practice sketching these. Not that I erase a hole in my illustration board when I'm pulling together the final drawings -- ouch. Yesterday after work, instead of sketching in that little hour of time I have before heading for bed, I did some more research to make sure that I had all the descriptive info that I wanted regarding the key characters for the montage. In some respects, I'm still a little uncertain about some elements, but I'll just go with what I feel is best then.
And here's another one of the fae rough sketches that I'm developing into a finished drawing, a kelpie and his rider. Should have a nice set of five Sidhe or Fair Folk illustrations once I'm done: the modern fairy montage, the summer gate, the kelpie (or maybe pooka) and his rider, the Wild Hunt or Sluagh sidhe (haven't posted a sketch yet), and finally...not sure what the final one will be just yet.