I worked with the fifth grade teachers for this lesson. My fifth grade classes were making all about me books in their classroom. We created a FRONT and BACK cover for their books. On the front is a self portrait from the front, and the back cover is surprisingly the BACK of their head. The front is your standard self-portrait, but the students learned a ton about the back of their. I had girls drawing themselves with their hair down and their neck showing, and boys with hair higher than their ears on their back... didn't foresee this ahead of the project. The students learned a lot, and so did their teacher.
We drew the pictures with pencil and then finished them with colored pencil.