Planes of the Head


Nine mannequin heads and one body, 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 body and how light falls on them. They are light gray polyethylene plastic (except for the African Exotic and African Male heads, which are dark gray), unbreakable, and can be mounted to a tripod (not included). These products 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.

To see more details about each product, please click on them, below:

Original Planes of the Head Planes of the Body
Original Head Planes of the Body
Female Head Male Head Smiling Female Head African Male Head
Female Male Smiling Female African Male
Memorized Head Exotic Head Round Head African Exotic Head
African Exotic
John Asaro - Understanding Light and the Portrait Bella Donna Exhibition Catalog  
DVD Video Bella Donna Exhibition Catalog  


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

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


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

Original (includes booklet and DVD)

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

For information on how to order, please click here.