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9" x 12" Primacolor pencil on Strathmore 300 series Bristol.


"I suppose the first reason I wanted to draw this picture was because everyone recognizes these dolls.  Most do not know what they are called.  Unless I am mistaken, they are called Matryoshka dolls.  Most people refer to them as "Russian Nesting Dolls" or "Russian Stacking Dolls". I have drawn this a few times, but I always seem to be missing the right color.  This time it was Mineral Orange, and to a lesser extent Yellowed Orange, which would have made a smoother blend in the background.  Still, over 40 colors were used, and altogether it took two weeks to complete."


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