I put this up more comprehensively on the windy and auggie blogs, but we've hit some real stumbling blocks in the drawing department lately. The auggles is pretty frustrated that his drawing and writing don't look "right". It's so interesting, I was under the delusion for a long time that children were not aware of the imperfection of their drawing, which adults find so natural and charming. Even at the same time, I remember being frustrated about my own drawing. I still am, come to think of it ^_^
We found some success with the carte da disegno by Enzo Mari (husband of Iela Mari). These packs contain long sheets with drawing of empty train cars, freight ships, zoo cages as well as empty sheets. Partly the subject matter of this set, combined with the clear drawing structure really launched a lot of drawing activity — it was great. We started with the freight ship and he drew black coal for each barge. Then for the train, he diligently gave each car some cargo — my favourite was the donut car (not pictured).
When we used up the printed sheets, we made him some more with washi tape. He added some in for the track, too. We had a lot of fun with these and at the end, we also got one completely free-form train (bottom), which was a big step forward.