My goal is the same as yours: to make very realistic portraits. At the same time, I want to improve my drawings generally. I think my problem is that I am a very methodical person. I like doing things from start to finish and I want to practice everything Matt teaches us, but I’m a bit tired of drawing the same person.
In addition, it seems to me that it is difficult to find another model that fits a particular course. I think the best thing is to take my pain patiently until I go to the portrait class.
In any case, I thank you for your response that made me feel good and made me realize that ultimately, the choice belongs to me.