When I need a break from writing, I will either go out in my shop and make glass beads and/or jewelry, or I will mess around with 3D, vector, and photo programs. I really enjoy the 3D programs. I’m not great at the visual art thing, but I’m getting better. There’s a lot to learn. In this render, I was working on my lighting. I can see where I went wrong, but it’s good enough for now.
I find that making character sketches helps me work out the knots in my stories. Sometimes it even generates new stories or suggests fun character interactions. 🙂