The Intro and Beginning students were finally able to learn how to draw portraits at the end of the year. They have been asking me for some time now ever since they had seen some of the self portraits done by the Intermediate students before. We started out with warm up images, practicing drawing facial features and then things got a bit more exciting when they found out they were going to draw some of their favorite celebrities. I had created these symmetry worksheets before with the Intermediate students using famous artists, like Picasso and Frida (see here), but using celebrities and athletes really peaked the students’ interests. I used photographer, Martin Schoeller’s images of famous celebrities. He does amazing frontal portraits of people and you can find more of his work here.