This image shows the direction I hope to take my dynamic figure drawing, ie to draw figures to be painted. I’m combining this with my interpretations of Don Andrews approach to figure work. He uses colour to paint right over the lines of the drawing and then coming in to tease out the figure as the painting progresses. Unfortunately, in this case I did the initial wash way too dark and the figure never recovered. However, it did seem to have a certain feel to it. So I did what I always do with a watercolour that goes too dark, namely, bring in the gouache to add lights over the darks. This image is so different for me that I enjoy it even though it is not a successful painting . . . yet. It does inspire me to do lots more of this type of picture.