Random word prompt: grow
I've found something I like: adding the ink outline.
What are your self-imposed “rules” of creating. What are some characteristics of your work that you seem to inhabit in each of your works? Do you find that you have these same tendencies when you work in a different medium or do you tend to switch rule sets? Brainstorm some alternatives methods, ideas, or techniques for how to escape your traditional style.
I once took an in-depth psychometric test for a job. It was very thorough and I wasn't really out to get the job, as I had a one year old at home, so I don't think that influenced the result. I turned up for the interview half-heartedly and worked through the questions.
One of the facets of my personality that it higlighted was that I am a "hoverer". Someone who must assess the situation, sleep on it, think it through before going in for the attack.
I don't know if this is exctly what I do when creating on paper. But it seems a little like that. I sketch, I use different pencils, I shade and go over what I've done and most of the time the shading is so intense that I won't introduce colour to it and that will be it. So, for the next project: NO sketching, NO shading, DIRECT colour and for added flavour one un-used tool, a straw.
Random word prompt: fluid
By the way, that approach on the psychometric test got me the job!