Well, not reclined so much as seated. I like this one because it looks like the crow is tormenting him.
I decided to add purple to the mix of grays, because it the color is mentioned in Poe’s “The Raven” poem.
Along the edge of the piece I have included (in purple stitching) the beginning words to the said poem. You can’t see them here, but they are very creepy — and just in time for Halloween!
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“ ’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —
Only this and nothing more.” Edgar Allan Poe