@LP: Yes, this. Use someone generic for your reference that fits the general proportions of your character. Don't try to outline the entire thing. For example, Larry works for young adults or teens (my Layton, Neku,, AND Kaito all used Larry as a reference), but you don't have to exactly outline it.
@smkramer313: Not bad! The lines could use a little clean-up here and there, but it's definitely a great start!