So I went with another portrait again. This time it is a Native American girl from the wetcanvas Reference Image Library. It is in oil pastels on Canson Mi-Teintes at 9x11 inches. Drawing her garment, headpiece and jewelry was great! Those skintones were kind of difficult but even more difficult to photograph it. My camera takes very yellow and saturated indoor pictures so I have to do some editing in Photoshop to get a decent picture. The white highlights aren't as stark in real life, that's for sure.
This one took me about 5-6 hours to complete. I'm not sure I can keep with daily paintings if they take this long, so I may just do a simpler one one day and a more complex one the next day.
Native American girl - oil pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes (9x11 inches)