with the previous step dry, i approached the large hoodie shape. using a #10 round (which is used for the remainder of this step) i applied ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, ivory black, and mineral violet in the darkest areas of the hoodie, almost as swatches of color, and allowed them to mingle wet-in-wet on the paper. just as they were starting to dry i softened the hard edges with a cleaned, damp brush to bring them closer together and give a wrinkled effect. i released the *left* back behind his arm into the crack between the boards on the bench using mainly clear water and drew it all the way to the edge of the paper. the jeans were approached in the same manner in terms of brush work but with the colors changing to ultramarine blue and mineral violet. i want to give the far wing of the pigeon a feeling of motion so i am leaving the edges very blurred in the area. i still am not entirely sure how am going to effect this subtlety but at least i haven't made any hard edges to make the work more difficult in the future when i do decide. i thought that the far right side of the bench needed some definition so i added a medium sized and valued shape in the background just above it near the edge of the painting and left it loose. this was a reiteration of the ultramarine blue and brown madder evidenced at the top of the painting above his hat. some spattering is also in evidence here both with paint and clear water. i left the drips and runs develop to give it texture and interest. that's all for now. more on the morrow.