I'm doing my exercises. My brain exercises.
I, along with several illustrator pals are taking the fantabulous Kelly Light's advise and doing our character design exercises. (Kelly held a workshop at the most recent NESCBWI Conference and amazed all with her superhero illustrator powers (although everyone who knows her, knew she'd be amazing - wish I could have been there)!
So what are these exercises, you ask, and how can you play too?
It's simple. It's fun. Just make a grid and draw a random shape in each box. Then you let your imagination take charge and see where it leads you!
For me, this was a great way to relax at the end of a very busy drawing day.