I recently started teaching and the one thing it's made me realize is you have to keep practicing to keep your skills sharp. One thing I never spent too much time on when I was in school was working with ink, nib and brush. So as I dish out my assignments to my students I am going to brush up on my own skills as well. The quickest way to do that is photcopy a bunch of coloring books and work over top. Saves me the time of having to fuss over a bunch of new drawings.
Practice for 08/30/11:
Nib over Tangled
Brush (Winsor Newton Series 7) over Squidward
Faber-Castell PITT artist pen over Toy Story