Teaching Self-Portraits: proportion vs. tracing face shapes. For grades 1-4 teach proportion. For grades 5-8 begin by having students trace a picture of themselves onto transparency using vis-a-vis marker. Students tape transparency into sketchbook for shape reference. For grades 9-12 teach both methods and introduce modeling/value
I do quite like the "all seasons" tree . This was my first initial thought for a logo (just not a painted style like this) but I'm pretty sure it's been done more than once so it'd need some work to make it original.
I will have the students first draw up a pattern using this template... They can add anything they want to it but they have to include 5 different "sections" within the Crest and their Family name or Surname in the banner at the bottom