This is a simple shading exercise and the kids loved it!
A cute puppy picture in black and white :)
What you do:
Cut an image down the center and glue on half to a sheet of drawing paper. With the other half of the photo, turn it over and rub graphite on the back covering the image. Line the graphite backed image back up with the original and using a pencil, trace the outline of the puppy. This will give students a outline of the other half and allow them to focus more on the shading rather than the "drawing" aspect. It took the pressure off and allowed them to really perfect the shading.
These gorgeous portraits dreamed by Ms. Power are simple and effective. Students manipulated their photo in the PS Touch app for iPad by adjusting the threshhold which reduces it to the black and white image. Students then printed out the picture and using a grid, enlarged the portrait to a 16x22. Students then used black acrylic paint to paint the black values.
16x22 watercolor paper
Black acrylic paint and brushes
Ruler ( we cut poster board strips in 1 inch and 2 inch stripes)