TL;DR I completed a year of drawing the same thing every day as suggested by Struthless on youtube and I have no regrets.
The thing it has done is actually installed in me the habit to do a minimum of one creative thing a day. Even if it’s just a quick drawing. I’ve kept up the thing a day so far (it’s the end of march writing this), so two weeks of drawing or painting every day but NOT having to do a horse, is bliss. I decided that I would do something every day and if i didn’t do anything then I would have to draw a horse. That’s a good way to find a new theme.
One of my friends picked this idea up and altered it: she’s been selecting a different theme and a medium each month. A month is a good time to get your head around a medium and at least push yourself past the initial learning curve of how it behaves. If I was not working full time I would be very tempted to do the same. Sometimes it’s all i can do to scribble the outline of a horse or whatever.
I think my drawing got better overall but this was very much due to spending so much of it in lockdown and just drawing for hours at a time.
Have my last horses you’re going to see for a while! Note the one colour picture here, this is a foreshadow of a future post in which those of you who are haunted by furbies, might want to avert your gaze.