That 'update more often with less art' plan is going six ways to Sunday.
I find myself sketching with pen a lot more lately... simply because
1. It's a nice sketching medium,
2. It doesn't smudge, and
3. It works pretty darn well when sketching in class.
I'll just submit a selection of the sketches I've done recently...
I'd especially love critique on that first one! Pretty please! It'll be a Mucha-inspired portrait of my girlfriend when I'm done, and need to fix up the anatomy issues before starting on the background.