lilruffian, I think you are ready to start selling these pastel drawings now!!! Honestly, I like them as much, if not more than your paintings. Makes me wanna dabble in soft pastels again.
Anyway, I hope you don't mind, but I "might" do a similar contest thing with my woodburns after I finish practicing on this plank. I like the idea of doing a portrait as if it were commissioned in order to up my game.