A while back I decided to make one self portrait per day for a year. It didn't have to look like me, but it had to tell something about how my day was och show my feelings. There had to be something in the picture that looked like me. Like black hair (that I had at the time) for example. Among the portraits I created I have been both a human, baloon, creditcard, hen and other. I never fully finished the project as life happened, I stopped at day 282, but It was a great way to sketch daily and a huge creative tip for beginners.
You can look through the full 365 project here!