Frank Big Bear is Minneapolis based artist born and raised in minnesota. I introduced his surreal style of portraiture to my 6th grade students and we talked about creating 5 scale values with various colored pencils. Most turned out very well and the students then organized a mini art show with posters telling the school about where the pictures would be hanging up in the hall. I also took in-progress photos through out the making process and created a time lapse slideshow of some selected students. If i can figure out how to post the slideshow I will in the next couple days. Here is a great link to a video where Frank Big Bear talks about his work.