Some of the best ones I've seen done this way...
Photos were taken in front of different areas of classroom...and this
included as the background.
> I just finished self-portraits with my 7th graders. I took their pictures
> with a digital camera, altered it to show exagerated shadows, and then
> placed grids copied onto transparencies on top. The students drew grids on
> their paper and then transferred their drawings square by square. The
> drawings from this class were awesome and I was thrilled since this is a
> level/achievement class. I was disappointed in the backgrounds tho. Due to
> time constraints (I get a new class Monday) I had them collage the
> backgrounds, and they didn't turn out as I envisioned. I would like to do
> this project again, but need some ideas for what to put on the background.
> For some reason I am completely brain dead on this! Michal