Thursday, September 23, 2010

Self Published Portrait Booklets

Several years ago, I worked with some third grade students on making some books with portrait ideas in them.  The students submitted drawings that they had done in pencil and I copied them on the office copier and reduced them to fit on a half sheet of paper.  I was able to fit 4 faces to a page.  When the booklet opens you see 8 portraits on the two pages.  It has provided a lot of inspiration for the students at my school.  They have colored some of them in and in the blank spaces more portraits have been added.  Sometimes the features were added or embellished.  A fun thing was to leave off some of the details when the book was originally made, and the students have added those missing characteristics as they have had time.  The last few pages were blank, but have been filled in with more portraits as time goes by.

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