Last evening in class I was working with advanced students in a different way. I was encouraging them to use a free form sketch technique when they draw. Free form sketching involves the use of a permanent medium such as black line or ball point pen or marker. You take away the option of erasing and are therefore committed to the image you create. It's a little clumsy and intimidating at first but after a while you get the hang of it. The difference this approach makes in developing an artist's confidence is significant.
I came up with these sketches while participating with my students. I've set them up as layouts for a booklet I'm putting together on this subject. The line in the center of each spread is where the pages will fold. The drawings are presented in the sequence they were created for the most part. This was fun and I enjoyed myself. We all had a good time plus I appreciated the practice.