I took photos of the kids and printed them in black and white. Then we did some "Creative Cropping" on the photo copy. We then drew a grid overlay for the photo and grided off their drawing paper in 2" squares. They then drew themselves, grid by grid. This is an amazing way for placement of eyes, nose, etc. We used a 2B and 3B graphite pencil for shading. They used their finger to lay in areas of dark and then shaded more with their pencil.