I think this is a wonderful thing for you to do. I can understand being nervous. My mum's friends asked me to do the same. All the thoughts go through your head, if there going to like it?. From seeing your work i think they be more than happy.Your Self port. is fantastic. Drawing people is something that will take awhile for me. I have to get the table cloth part down first. My last class was a challenge.
Now now Ben, you've nothing to worry about your portraits are great. :-) Pretend they're not commissions - that's what I do and it helps take some of the pressure off. I save the nerves for when I have to let them see what I've done!
Congratulations Ben! They asked you because they like your work. Follow Julie's advice. Focus on the task. You are talented and will succeed!
You'll have no problem with the portraits judging by what you done in the past! Well done Ben!
Thanks everyone, got another one now! dog portrait this time, just waiting for the reference photos to arrive for all 3 commissions. Feeling better about it now so fingers crossed.