Visit the site of local artist Claire Thorson and look at her images of figures, first the drawings then the paintings. Note how abstract and stylized her paintings are.
Next, do an internet search for images of “diebenkorn figure drawings” and “diebenkorn figure paintings”
Read the following articles on Richard Diebenkorn and notice especially how the figurative work corresponds to his more abstract work. In your comments, offer 3 points that you find especially interesting and relevant to your figurative work and the upcoming figure painting.
NOW, look at some of the influences on Diebenkorn that were mentioned and other figurative artists you admire and post a link.