My JH students were to choose a famous person they wanted to do a shaded drawing of using a grid. For many of them, this was the first time for a grid and for serious shading. They rose to the challenge and did a great job!
We focused on the contour lines and getting the shapes right by using a grid system. I'm a fan of the grid, only because for a lot of my students it "clicks" and that is such a great thing to see. They are proud of what they have done and see the success which is awesome. I think that it is a great tool for them to know how to use. We spent a good week preparing our photos, paper, and drawing the contour lines in the drawing. We then spent another full week shading. I demonstrate some tips and tricks for them and we discuss the differences in shading pencils.
I got some pretty great results:
|Country Singer...I can't remember the name|
|Weird Al Yankovic|