When I start this kind of sketches… it is impossible for me not to add more details. Because first of all I love painting portraits so much… but also when I decide to work with oil pastels, it is hard to stop because it is a medium requiring a lot of work and patience and just for the record I scanned this painting 8 times before feeling satisfied. It’s like my eyes can only see the flaws and it looks always worse – than it actually is – once scanned! But consider this Alex Vause portrait finished. You can check out my Facebook page or Instagram gallery to see how it first looked like as a quick sketch (no background and rough portrait).

Oh and… by the way… I am seriously addicted to Orange Is The New Black.