"Seven Sisters" -- In this drawing, I was concentrating on drawing various layers of atmosphere. This is really hard to do, and I think that I was partially successful in my attempt.
The first layer is the top of the paper itself. I depicted this by drawing the large diagonal crack in the center of the image.
Secondly, the sisters in the front row is the next layer.
Third, the sisters in the back row are the next layer.
Fourth, the curtain behind all of the sisters is the next layer.
Fifth, the shadow on the bottom right edge of the oval depicts the fifth layer.
Interestingly, the two sisters in the top corners are wearing the same dresses, even with identical bows. All of the other sisters have individualized bows.
The sister on the bottom left is "squinching." This is a new photographic term, in which the model squints at the camera by raising her lower eyelids. This is what gives her such a piercing stare.
The sisters 1, 3, and 4 on the bottom (left to right) all have very similar bone-structure in their faces... Return to "Portraits Page."