Colored Pencil Portrait

Find a good reference photo to use. (Bonus for using your own photo).
    Make sure the photo is fairly clear and has a good light source.   

You can print it out in black and white and add arbitrary (unrealistic) color to the portrait.

You can also bring your photo into photoshop and add filters etc. to your photo to use as a reference. 

Make sure to check out the google slide tutorial below. It will give you some information and helpful tips on SLOWLY building up color, layering, how to handle the eyes and hair, etc...

Color Portrait Step by Step ‎[Autosaved]‎.pptx