It was worth doing some simple ones, as it made me feel I was getting somewhere. So the many hours spent on the last one weren't so bad.
I do feel I'm getting the hang of what I'm doing a bit better. It's 3 years since I did my last lot of watercolour illustrations - no wonder I was forgetting what to do!
The style's still a bit all over the place, though; the sad picture is far more 3D, for example. It's the more realistic style that's throwing me; I'm much more comfortable with the stylised watercolour pics I've done in the past.
Aaaargh! It's so difficult to lay out pictures in Blogger!