Every once in awhile I do actually sketch things in a realistic or naturalistic way. I needed to wrap my head around animals for the book I'm working on and it was fun to really quickly hammer out some zoo favorites - zebra, lion, tiger, giraffe, and ...emu.
For the first time I'm focusing on just one thing right now (well, OK - there is always something else going on but it's really in the background right now) and loving it. It's easier for me to focus, set a schedule, and reach goals. The short deadline for this book is great motivation! And with that, back to work!!!