I kinda love this portrait of Alex. Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve done this illustration style where I draw an exaggerated dark line around a face. And while that works in drawing, it may not always work in painting. But some painters use a dark line in their paintings. For example, Van Gogh. Plus, my girlfriend always compliments me when I use a dark line. And I like it. So I use it. I didn’t even realize it until after I was finished the painting that I’ve outlined Alex’s head with a black line, but, as I say, I like it.