Fifth grade is working on the learning objectives: I can identify and create contour lines & I can create a portrait from observation. Each student began this self portrait piece by taking a photo of themselves and importing it into the Brushes app. They then created an additional layer to trace their photo. This was very difficult because the shadows and highlights make it hard to see the contour lines of their face. They drew on their background knowledge of portrait proportions they were introduced to in the fourth grade. I reviewed how we drew our self portraits from fourth grade as well. The noses were the most difficult but I think these pieces turned out wonderful! They make me smile.
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