Hazards? Well, here’s one. You tell the whole world (or a largish audience anyway) that you’re working on such and such. And then you get lazy and don’t work on such and such for just the longest time. (My big still life of flowers berates me daily for my neglect.)
Benefits? Well, I’ve participated in some “drawing challenges,” and they can be really fun. You join a group endeavor. Others spur you on. Everybody is trying to encourage each other. And all that.
Lately I’ve been drawing horses for another blog. Each month someone suggests a different image. This month it was horses which happens to be a favorite subject for me. Mind you, I don’t know anything about horses and rarely ever get anywhere near one. Alas! But I have some toy horses that are reasonably good approximations of the real thing. So I draw the toys.
I love it! This one above is not a new drawing. But I post it now to cover my laziness!