Time to wrap things up. Thank you very much all who entered your beautiful bettas!!! The decision was difficult to make and it is actually hard for me to accept that I will not be painting some of these beautiful boys.
Out all of the entries, I thought the two that would look wonderful together were Toby1985's Toby and peachii's Princess(prince?) George!!
Congratulations! And thank you for providing me with references. I think I can work with the photos as they are. The canvases are ready and I will update this thread as I go. If anyone is still interested in getting their betta painted, pm me about a commission.
Thank you all for your participation and support!