I had sent a guest comic over to http://eqcomics.com/
Later on, he had stated that late submissions would be accepted, provided they came with a picture of a giraffe riding a skateboard. ...Well, my submission was on time but, I figured "what the Hell?" and tried to draw a giraffe. I included this email:
"Hello again. I realize that my submission was not late, but upon seeing the bit about "giraffe riding a skateboard", I decided to give that concept a shot for fun. (Also, I have WAY too much time on my hands.) ...Unfortunately for everyone involved, it did not occur to me that I had NO idea how to draw a giraffe, until I had already created the atrocity you will see in the attached picture. Then, after the fact, I looked up what I giraffe actually looks like. ...That's where that second, floating head comes from. I don't know about the leg. The leg came later.
"Pushing myself to draw new things" really works much better when I have a sense of what I'm doing first. Oh well.