This is an "WEAVE DRAWING" assignment that is super scaffolded, with step-by-step stages, that's perfect for high school students.
(I recommend that this is used with a senior grade, for sure)
Their final drawings always turn out amazing - and they love that they can pick anybody to draw for the portrait portion- a celebrity, a loved one, whoever!
There's lots of choice in this project, because students can really push their creativity, and they love to go in their own direction.
Both of their choices (their portrait and their second subject matter) must compliment each other since they're woven together in the final artwork.
So this makes students to think both VISUALLY and CONCEPTUALLY.
It walks them through the various steps
-Pre thinking and planning in their sketchbook
-Finding and printing their source images
-Editing their ideas
Also included are two pages with exemplars, to project on a LCD projector to show your class, as well as a rubric that makes marking easy for you.
The rubric includes a mini written communication component as well.