I've started a second concept for my Owl character and he has a name now: Parker (in honor of my son who this character is inspired by)
The Gracie Brave project is gaining momentum as well! We have been brainstorming about the final 1/3 of the book. It's been such an interesting process for me as I am integral in the problem solving not only for the illustrations but also the budget considerations and flow of the story in general. Normally I would be told, "do this illustration", period. I feel much more integrated into the production of this project and it's been a great experience!
This is how I present the thumbnails and corresponding texts to the authors to help them see my vision: