I, again, filled a whole sketchbook with various techniques I'd never tried before. I used pen and ink, I smeared ink, I sharpened a ton of colored pencils. I figured, what he meant was try new mediums. However, he had really wanted me to extend my senses... to reach into my bag of emotional tricks. So, in the end I probally didn't come very far as far as fulfilling my highschool art teacher's request, but I at least attempted the change. It wasn't until art school that I finally understood what he had been getting at.