The in-between stages before I had added the female form. Right about here I got stumped (and hungry) so I ate and came back to it. I got sick of staring at it and started adding a few floating hands and then an arm and hand covering his eyes and then I just saw the face. I could see her resting her chin on his head, a shoulder, then a draped arm. The face at the top right was completely lost to her, it became an abandoned idea because it never took shape as aggressively as the female figure did. I couldn’t see it go anywhere like I did when I drew in the arm, it just never evolved into anything. In the end, the face was just another casualty in this painting.