When you first start a painting, especially one that is
rather large (larger than 12 x 16) it is a good idea to
scribble! Get your tones worked out by just scribbling
in an area to start to give you the idea of how it will
look. Use very thin paint to do this. Don't be all
careful about it, just general areas scribbled in in the
tones and slightly stated color for that area.
Note: This painting will not have much strong color
in it, so the scribbled areas are pretty muted.