one of the people I work with has said they'd like to try painting a model. She paints portraits already and said she'd like to try a mini as it looks suitably different (I'm in total agreement...have you seen the size of the brushes those portrait painters use
I've been looking over the pictures on the hf site in the shop and I'm thinking Tiriel might be an ideal choice, the one where she's standing praying.
I was thinking of an Alice at first, but I think Tiriel might be a good model to start with...
Any other suggestions?