Let your child choose which photo he/she wants to sketch. We sat down at my laptop and looked through a bunch of photos. To my surprise, my son said that he wanted a photo with "only a person." He chose an old black-and-white portrait of his Italian great-great-great-grandmother, Cristina Licciardi.
I asked him if he wanted to use crayons, markers, or colored pencils and he chose markers. He wanted to draw his sketch in color, and he mentioned to me how he would have to imagine what the colors would be, since the photo was all black and white. That's right, dude, and I told him that, when this photo was taken, color photography technology did not exist.
As always, feel free to send in photo sketches that your kids have done. I'd love to see them!
©2014, Emily Kowalski Schroeder.