Here are my composition 1.1 studies.
For my first studies I have chosen to do two W. A. Bouguereau studies.
I have difficulties with drawing portraits and especially when it comes to a smooth render. Also, I tend to avoid drawing hands, especially if they are an important part of the drawing, attracting your attention, as in the 2nd study. I also wanted to try something new, as I have never done before a child's portrait. I now learned a new set of proportions. Thus I was also able to compare female adult and child proportions.
Regarding the lighting, it is well defined. Also it is very strong, emphasizing the clothes. The very bright clothing makes a good contrast. And by adding many little details only in specific focus areas, I realized I was putting details all over the place in the past, not focusing the viewer's eye at all.
Brightest bright value is used modestly, just a dot here and there and with clothing details, and the darkest dark is in the eyes, attracting the viewer. Regarding the eyes, I also remarked how he prefers to choose a lighter value for the inner part of the eye, and a darker value for the eyelashes and the upper half inner lid. (not the whole lid, as i used to draw it). Hair also has a fair amount of detail, but not much, just enough to fill the whole space in a balanced manner.
Around 2.5 - 3 hours each.