Riddle of the Sphinx Picture

acrylic ink on black cansons mi-teintes paper 8x10
studdy for scratchboard illustration
This scene is from the Oedipus myth where he confronts the Sphinx who has been seiging the city of Thebes asking all who attempt to pass her riddle who she devours if they fail to answer correctly.
I thought this would make for an interesting illustration as a metaphor of the fear of failure.
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