All the books on creativity and being an artist says that you need to keep a sketchbook. I've been frankly dilatory and inconsistent on that front. I guess that was because I didn't have any focus or rules. It sounds weird to have rules for a sketchbook, but that's what I needed, I suppose, to get me working.
So here's the rule: draw one complete picture a day. That's it.
I'm using this structure to explore different styles, different types of pens and different themes. Most of the time, I have no idea what I'm going to draw, so it's always fun to see what my twisted unconscious comes up with.