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
Mark Demsteader, Beautiful drawing using a mid-value paper. Part of the drawing is modeled with shading to give the illusion of being three dimensional while the rest is a simple out line. Love the contrast.