5th Grade Presidential Portraits

For our last project this year with 5th grade, we put everything we had learned about observational drawing, shading and facial proportions together to create what turned out to be some beautiful portraits.  I gave each student a black and white picture of a different president of the United States and did a step by step review of how to draw the proportions of a face.  Our big focus was on drawing the shapes that they saw in the lights and darks instead of lines to create the features.  Here are a few of the more recognizable presidents:

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