A sketch of my son with seaweed from a photograph
This one was from a photo but I was going to life classes at one time
practising for "victorian" landsapes
Eventually, I became less bothered even than this
figures became mere shapes in the overall composition
Now I rarely use figures at all.
with certain exceptions
Do I miss them, no I don't think so. My approach is to create what I think of as semi-abstract images based on colour rather than strict form. I enjoy this far more than when I was struggling with those figures.