This is the preliminary sketch for my first painting in a group of triptychs based off of characters from literature, which will be featured in July at my show with Tim Durning (at The Chapter House in Philadelphia). I will shoot reference and do color studies later. It is obviously a portrait of Dracula. I will probably rethink what goes on in the other 2 panels, but I am going to stick with some sort of environment.
Here's some work from my sketchbook while brainstorming about the piece.