For an inept artist like myself, this seems to be an easy way to introduce precise portrait drawing. Allow me to walk you through the process we followed.
Step 1: Take pictures. We took pics of the kids on day one since we knew this lesson would come around.
Step 2: Grid up your drawing paper. Our paper ended up being 8 X 6.
Step 3: Grid up your picture to match the drawing paper. Our students did a great job following directions on this! I used the picture of one of the kids that didn't show up today. I knew he wouldn't mind!
Step 4: Going quadrant by quadrant, draw the portrait to match. We had to stress to the kids that they could take their time on this. We are actually ahead of other Artbotics teams, so we can take another week on this project if needed.
Step 5: Fill in the background. Ms. Roach and I told the kids that once their portraits were complete, they could draw whatever background they wanted.
We didn't get to finish, but here is what they have so far. Some decided to be very detailed, while others were more abstract in their approach.