It amazes me how much time seems to disappear when I'm working with photoshop. In the color study I started at roughly at 10am, then next thing I knew it was 4pm lol (Had such a hard time nailing the colors).
I tried my hardest to push as much as I could to get the painting to match the photo so in that sense I'm kind of happy it came out far better then I would of imagined (especially since faces are a major weak point for me), but then it pains me since I know it still looks horrible ahah. Learned a lot though, and I'm happy I did it.
For the pencils, I tried out doing direct drawing rather then drawing out all my basic shapes for the figures. Still need to get used to controlling proportions with it, but I definitely feel much cleaner.