When you come to produce a picture with a number of figures in it, you will need to have some sort of theme or idea about how they are all going to fit together into the scene. It could be totally abstract in that it would only be a group of figures arranged in a format with no particular reason for being there. But usually there is more fun in choosing a theme to put your figures together in a more natural and narrative way.

1 I chose as an easy option the perennial holiday beach scene, which most of us have had some experience of, and which shows off the human figure to some advantage. So I drew a young woman sitting as if on the beach, then a male companion lounging with his hand up as if calling to someone.

Then I added the classic bathing beauty, kneeling up and applying sun-tan lotion.

Another character was

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