wow awesome progress pancho..now I feel bad for not drawing /painting..oh well..one more week till school is over and back to the drawing board..
hmm one critique pancho..try a bit not to overexagerrate form..control the mannerism!! try to balance out..naturalism (sincerety or what you see) with your own expression..while rubens is great,greuze,pontormo and others..there is a bit of overexpression...Michelangelo is an eception his figures are really powerful..yet beautiful and show a femenine hand..the overall balance is still maintained..remember the artist has both a strong male touch and a soft female one (try drawing/painting your woman more delicate)..look at some of leonardo's women,while chubby and idealized his touch is delicate!! you are making amazing progress. keep it up