(J's initial self portrait)
Next I had the children who were really interested draw another self portrait this time using a mirror as reference and pointing out some basic features. I photocopied their drawings onto watercolor paper and then they painted them.
Some of their words:
My eyebrows look like feathers
I love this picture, I look like an old man.
My picture is cool, I have a British voice.
My mom combs my hair and it hurts a little bit but I don't cry.
This one doesn't look like me, can I do it again?
After this we explored how our drawings looked on wood (still using mirrors):
And finally (for this installment anyway) we added three dimensional objects to our portraits to represent out features:
(J's self portrait in middle)