Of the set, the first part is a smaller project, which was an exercise in getting comfortable with drawing an animal in many different poses.
The brief went something like this:
Take a real animal and do several drawings of that animal walking around. Then start experimenting with ways of moving that this animal normally can't do, eg dancing. Put one of these animals on an A4 page, keeping it lively and well placed and add a bird. The animals should complement each other somehow. Keep the background white except for a hint of cloud, grass etc. Use soft colours and experiment with texture, but make sure the elements cohere together.
I started off looking at horses mainly, with a turtle thrown in.