I am starting an experiment. In efforts to draw more and fit artwork into my day in the in between spots I am carrying notebooks that are specifically for a certain subject. I have started a bird, robot and monster book. The books are just memo books and, as such, are not incredibly precious. I feel like the nature of these books will make it easier to deal with mistakes and to work quickly. This morning while I was experiencing my beginning of the day studio time I tried to work through a few different characters in my monster and robot memo books and it seemed to get me by the working kinks that start every studio day.
I have always kept sketchbooks so this practice doesn't seem completely new, but this is the first time that I have ever challenged myself to fill a particular book with variations on just one subject. I think this will prove interesting. Often subjects become boring when you draw them too much because they become all very much the same. As I am attempting to create a different creature for each page I think that this will make me think a bit more out of the box.