Drawing for Beginners: Eyes

I usually like drawing two types of eyes: Big and round or as two dots. Below, there is a little mix and match of what you can come up with when combining eyes, noses, eyebrows and hairdos. The shape of the face can vary as well. It can be oval, round, square, triangular or thin. Grab a pencil and go nuts!


Drawing for Beginners: Hair

Drawing hair is the most fun part of drawing a face because there are countless ways to draw it and the more styles you come up with the more you want to continue. Hairdos, mustaches, beards, sideburns and goatees…. the sky is the limit. Seriously, the ones I came up with here are just some of them.


What do they look like?

After my students learned how to describe themselves and their peers, we did a wrap up coloring activity. Each student was given a piece of brown paper, colored pencils and markers. First, they drew and colored themselves. After that, as they taped their drawings to the board, they described themselves using the structure learned, which is “I am… / I have….”. During their description, make any necessary corrections in pronunciation. Then, they played a guessing game. I arranged them in two groups (boys X girls) and allowed them to practice the structure by referring to the drawings. For instance, a student from the boys’ group said to a student in the girls’ group “This student is…/has…, who is that?” After discussing with her team, if the girl answers the question correctly, the girls get the point. They take turns for awhile until they have practiced enough. The team with more points is the winner. Students can also ask “What does ____ look like?” (Make sure that they answer the questions by using “He is…/He has…”)

 Optional: Tic Tac Toe
In case there are 9 students or more, tape their drawings on the board as in a tic tac toe grid (three columns of three drawings each). As students describe the drawings correctly, tape cut outs of Xs or Os on them.


With very simple lines you can draw adjectives that describe people. The images below can be used to practice pronunciation. (For instance, they pronounce the word sad in a sad way, the word happy in a happy way, etc…) It’s fun, they love it! Students could also write a story using the  pictures at any order. The simple past would be appropriate in this case.