I have started attending a weekly portrait studio session in a local gallery. I hope this will help with getting a likeness, which has been tough for me to nail.
This piece was done mostly at the gallery (3 hours work) with about an hour and a half in my studio finishing it up.
I hope to get much faster.. I found myself starting to panic at the end as time was running out.
Be brutal with your critiques.
Here is the piece with a photo of the model: