I find doodling things that you're not known or typecast for a good way to break out of a creative rut. So when I'm getting that stuck in a rut feeling I'll doodle around with my trusty ball point pen - not so cute creatures -like below.
Gryphon & Dragon, black pen sketches, © Diana Ting Delosh
It's like going on vacation from your style. Which may lead to a break through in your art.
Bear & Bunny, Ink & Watercolor, © Diana Ting Delosh
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