This sketch was about texture. Given that I own the Dutch version of the book, Noah’s Ark, I can’t translate what is written on the next couple of pages. I thought it would be just a tad overwhelming to paint the studio image. I would assume that this is Poortvliet’s studio.
Instead, I painted from one of the artist’s sketches of two wild boars. I’m going to assume that on the lower image, he had decided to compose by moving the boars to the middle background instead of in the far right of the painting. Is that why my readers suppose he has circled that section of his visual journal? So fun.