In freehanding, it is very important to be dominant with both hands. This article is more directed to those of you who are just beginning, and to the newer freehanders. However, it's important for everyone to know.
When you learn a new trace combo, try doing the same thing with the opposite hand. For instance, the stomach trace. With all the new freehanders coming in, I never see different variations of stomach tracing, it's always the same direction. Make sure you can stomach trace in both directions. This also goes for the heli fig 8, figure 8, arm tracing, head tracing and leg tracing. The figure 8 is the most important. Freehanding is made up of figure 8's more than you know. Try practicing doing the figure 8, then turn it into an arm trace, to a head trace, and go from there. Now, do the same going the opposite direction. Being able to do this will result in a LOT more transition variations. Transitions are KEY to freehanding.