I'd like to make this a weekly habit, and illustrate a bit more in my own style. For the past few years I've been doing so much commercial work that I've lost a bit of my own style. So, I joined a group of local artists and one told me about Illustration Friday - a website with themes to illustrate for the week.
I think it's a great way for me to find my style again. Yes, I love working on assignments. It's hard for me to just come up with illustrations on the fly, and I like working with a theme and constraints. Since this week's theme was robot... Robots made me think of circuitry and processors and love. You know, these things go together for me.