In order to do the diagrams for Mandate of Heaven’s kung fu dictionary I needed to create some characters. For projects that require multiple drawings of the same figure it helps me if that figure is an individual, if only to me. Otherwise I get bored and if I’m bored, drawing is no fun. Stories engage me. Individuals have stories. So I invented a couple of characters to demonstrate the different actions that would be in the dictionary. This was the male figure.