1) No-Erase Challenge – Do a complete drawing, but never use an eraser. Whatever becomes of your moving pencil shall be what it is, first take.
2) Squiggle Challenge – This probably isn’t the official name, but really, who cares? Draw some squiggles on a page, then make something out of them. Shade, connect lines, add an eyeball here or there… Voila!
3) Body Studies – No, I don’t mean sex ed. Pick a body part (hands are always fun) and start drawing. Try cartoon hands, realistic hands, etc. Create a hand that you’d like to hold!
4) Try different mediums! Drybrush, graphite powder, new pencils, pastels…. Just try something new.