I'm cross-posting here in the hope that some of you here would like to participate in the Annual Wetcanvas Holiday Portrait Swap.
Sign up to participate by the end of October (Oct. 31) and you will be paired with another participant. The two of you will then exchange reference photos of yourselves and do portraits of each other. Participants usually like to post up in-progress shots, and we all cheer each other on. Once you've finished your portrait and posted the finished piece up, you mail it off to the subject. Lots of fun!
Here is the thread: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1435728
Cheers, Lauren (Guide on Portraiture Forum)