SIMPLIFIED PLANES OF THE HEAD, BY PEGGI KROLL ROBERTS
You don't have to consider yourself a portrait painter to paint a head that looks natural and pleasing. The proportions I show you I will use every time as a springboard for placement of the features and underlying simple planes of the head.
It's important to find the way you like to approach a painting. Some prefer to sketch first and others prefer to make marks. In this demonstration, I paint these two figures with no preliminary drawing.