This worksheet gives students step by step instruction on drawing a portrait or self portrait. It has an emphasis on proper proportion and balance.
I use this when introducing self portraits. For younger or special needs students I start out with a head shaped tracer just to get them started. A lot of students struggle with just getting the head shaped right and shut down. By tracing or photocopying a head shape you can avoid that issue.
This can also be used as a sub plan for when you know you'll be out for a day or two.