While we listened to some audio dramas the other day, I tried an art idea suggested on the back of our Portfolio water colour pencils: I photocopied a picture in black and white, draft quality and coloured it with the water colour pencils. I doodled a bit in the background just so I could play with more colour. Then I applied water to blend the colouring and outlined things with a fine tip, black marker. It looks like my drawing skills have improved dramatically -- but they really haven't ;) I like the fact that it helps me to see where the shadows are -- for when I really DO work on my portrait skills!
Do you have any fun ideas for working with photographs? Can you think of how a technique like this might be worked into a larger scale art project? What could I do with this cute little piece?