This assignment walks students through using a draw pad and stylus in Photoshop to trace over the Portrait of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso. In order to get them prepared we did some blind contour drawing. We were fortunate enough to have Wacom Bamboo tablets to work with. You could do this assignment with a mouse, however that would lack pressure sensitivity that you would need (particularly in later assignments). Please check your tablet manual for additional instructions.
Because this was taught in a Computer Art class, many of the students had little to no drawing experience. If you want to emphasize drawing more, additional drawing exercises could easily be used prior to this assignment.