Students can learn a lot about perspective, texture, color and drawing by selecting a magazine image and attempting to draw the other half. For this project, they had to choose an image that was a half page or full page, and then I used my paper cutter to cut it in half.
They saved the other half with a paper clip clipped to their drawing paper and used a glue stick to attach the main half to their paper. They always have trouble 'finishing' the drawing so that it fills up the page.
After lightly sketching out the rest of the image and adding other things to fill up the paper, we used colored pencils to color, attempting to match the colors as closely as possible by layering. This colored pencil technique video was very helpful in explaining how to layer color.