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. I encouraged the class to use a variety of line thickness to create some visual interest in the contour lines.
They drew from 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.