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"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.

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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.  

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Secondly, the sisters in the front row is the next layer.

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Third, the sisters in the back row are the next layer.

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Fourth, the curtain behind all of the sisters is the next layer.

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Fifth, the shadow on the bottom right edge of the oval depicts the fifth layer.

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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.

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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.  

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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."