I've been working on this for several and surprisingly don't hate it. It's not perfect but over-all my complaints are minimal. I was worried about the background but then I looked up portraits of royalty from days past and their backgrounds were sometimes just a plain neutral color. I have no problem doing the same.
And as mentioned last time, I am taking art commissions. Work called me off for the second day in a row because there's nothing for me to do. Sigh.