Oh!Oh!Oh! This is sooooo pretty! Her eyes just POP with life here. Nice work! And don't worry about how the "greats" finish things fast - usually years of practice teachers them many shortcuts. There is no race to win here with art. Just do good work in whatever time it takes you.
This is lovely! It's just such a beautiful lcolor scheme and she sparkles. The braid looks wonderful, too. Very flowly.