Sketch for Morpheus Passage

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I frequently do some thumbnail sketches of a composition I’m going to paint. In this case for my painting Morpheus Passage, I felt that I needed to do some sort of detail to try and determine how I was going to handle the light and tile shapes. While I had a photo for reference, as in most cases with my work, the enlarged piece of the photo that actually ends up being used as reference was very dark and murky. I had a general idea of what it could look but wanted to try and eliminate as much guesswork before I started painting. I hate when I think I have a nice image for reference and then when paint hits the canvas I realize I’m not sure what I’m painting. Anyway, below is a rough pen and ink that came in handy.

 

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