Planes of the Head

New Mannequin Heads - Available Now!

Eight new mannequin heads, designed specifically for artists, are to be used as a precursor to live models. They are bald with no eyebrows and have subtle planes so one can get a good understanding of the shape of the head and how light falls on the head. They are light gray polyethylene plastic (except for the African Exotic and African Male heads, which are dark gray), practically unbreakable, and can be mounted to a tripod (not included). These heads should be viewed from different angles with different lighting and be drawn and painted indefinitely. When proficient at this task, then go to live models. Note: soon coming to this website, using these new heads as examples will be in depth information on lighting them, values, and color.

To see more details about each head, please click on the heads, below:

Female Head Male Head Smiling Female Head
Female Male Smiling Female
Memorized Head Exotic Head Round Head


Click here for a page showing demonstrations of some uses of the new heads.

Heads come in light gray plastic except African Exotic and African Male, which are dark gray.


Pricing for all heads:    
Original - Includes Booklet and DVD $115.00 Original Planes of the Head +  Booklet + Understanding Light and the Portrait
Female $65.00 Female Planes of the Head
Male $65.00 New Head
Smiling Female $65.00 Smiling Female Planes of the Head
$65.00 Memorized Planes of the Head
Exotic $65.00 Exotic Head
Round SALE - $40.00 Round Head
Booklet * $16.00 Planes of the Head Booklet
DVD Video $19.95 Understanding Light and the Portrait
*Booklet and DVD included only with Original - Otherwise, must be purchased separately.    

If you do not have the original head, we strongly urge you to buy these 3 heads:

Original (includes booklet)

With practice, these heads and booklet should give you enough knowledge to paint a solid head, period.

For information on how to order, please click here.