Ooh, "fairy avatar". Sounds fancy. That's another thing that apparently changed with time. It isn't referred to as an avatar in the future, but I suppose it is, in a way. Neat.
I guess Brownie is getting the early Tedd treatment in that she isn't being drawn with a mouth. That may be less stylistic decision and more about drawing her meowing from the side being difficult for me back then. Then again, Brownie does look cute like that, so maybe it really was simply stylistic choice.
The kitty's presence reminds me of another change, in that I think I only decided on a scale for the fairy relative to the caster later. In other words, I think Nanase's smaller here than later on. I eventually settled on a 1:6 scale for the fairy, meaning that the 5'4" (1.62 meters) Nanase should be around 10.67 inches tall (27 cm).
Commentary added December 31, 2014