The bane of us former commercial artists is for our fine art to slip back into mere illustration. The drawings could then be easily incorporated into magazine ads for time-share resorts or packaging for hot dogs.
This problem is especially tricky since my art tends to be figurative with some sort of narrative element - both ideal for advertising purposes.
Through trial and error I've learned to block all preconceived ideas from entering my mind. The Buddhists do this to achieve clarity of being. I do it to banish the commercial artist.
Today I kept them out of the studio long enough to make two drawings.