This painting was a collage of ideas. It first began with the head, the main shape being derived from a swatch of paint that I had photographed on my palette. Having found this interesting shape for a head I decided to use another found shape for the torso, which happened to be a crumpled sheet of paper. The rest of the figure was sketched in to fit with the shapes that I had already drawn. From the completed small sketch a more detailed finished drawing was done and transferred to my painting surface. A under painting with burnt sienna was done on top of the transferred drawing and then finally the color was added. Most of the painting was done in a rather graphic style using mainly lines of color that wrap in and out of each to create the form.