I've been taking a basic course on drawing faces from the fabulous Tamara Laporte of willowing.org called Fabulous Faces. She does a wonderful job explaining and showing. You can try out one of her free courses called Art, Heart and Healing where in the first lesson she teaches a front facing portrait. You have to sign up for her Ning site, but don't worry, you don't get lots of junk email. It is certainly well worth your time. I have seriously never drawn a face without tracing before August or September of 2011. I can't believe I drew this at all! Makes me excited to practice more to see what else I can learn to do.