These dynamic portraits were inspired by Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein. We began by drawing a realistic portrait. I demonstrated the proper proportions in the face and how to use the oil pastels to create value. We then painted in the background and added action words, similar to the comic book style paintings of Roy Lichtenstein. The use of primary colors and dots were also common in Lichtenstein's paintings. Self-Portraits are always really popular with the 1st-3rd grade students. You can see so much of the child's personality shining through in the artwork!