So here is a short over view of what their final drawings looked like. We did portraits of a few famous Presidents. For this lesson, the main point was to teach them how to find the shapes and values and to translate that on their paper. They rub the back of a copy of the picture with graphite. Then using it as carbon paper they tape the picture on their paper, and trace out the main lines. Removed the picture and then worked very hard on their values,shapes, and texture. This saves a lot of time in drawing to get to the main point on this assignment which is value. I like to stress that they use at least five values on their picture.
I will be posting all my students work on my blog "The Drawing Pad"