Pollock's early work was figurative, becoming increasingly abstract over time until the 'drip' paintings of the early 1950s, for which he is most famous. This work features a human figure drawn in black ink. Another figure, possibly an animal, has been added over the top. The main body of this figure is in red ink, and its head is to the right of that of the drawn figure. A severe alcoholic with emotional difficulties, Pollock underwent psychoanalysis between 1937 and 1943, producing drawings as part of his therapy.