As a personal goal and small exercise, I create a hot dog using shapes, textures and patterns while using minimal lines. The result is a little chunky and a bit naive-looking. However, it's playful and forced me to work outside of what is comfortable to me.
This is my process
This is the original drawing of the hot dog. I used this as the outline to create all the shapes that make up the hot dog. I ended up erasing most of these lines after I had completed building the shapes. It's something I don't normally do, but have found it to have a nice effect in my recent work.
And here are the textures for the hot dog. I like creating more than I need during the drawing phase. It gives me options and keeps my mind fresh as I'm continuing to create digitally. For example, I didn't know what I was going to use that marker-fill texture for on the left, but ended up applying it to shape of the hot dog wiener.
I enjoyed creating this image and the exercise had a great outcome as a learning experience.