I've taken it. Yesterday I posted on my Etsy shop that I DO COMMISSIONED PORTRAITS from LIFE and/or PHOTOS. There. It's done. Feel free to spread the word. There's no need for me to be ashamed of this (I keep telling myself, I keep telling myself...). I need to make a living. I like to draw. I like to draw people. People like my drawings of people. I create something that brings people some joy. It's as simple as that. I may never wind up in the art history books. Who cares???????
We'll see where this takes me.