Saturday, March 22, 2008

Mirror Image



Sketch for my next piece about mirror image twins.
25% of the world's identical twins are also mirror image twins, when the fertilized egg splits late (around 9-12 days). The twins have the same DNA but have small mirror image differences such as opposite cowlicks (swirl in the opposite direction), opposite side birth marks, mirror finger prints, mirror dental problems, and they are sometimes opposite handed. What I found the most interesting is that in some instances, one twin may be right brain while the other is left brain, which is what I based my illustration on. In theory, they are mirror image twins with opposite personalities.

8 comments:

See Hang said...

I like this Maureen. It makes me wish I had a twin.

Dr. Detroit said...

I like that you showed the twins doing what they are best at based on their different aptitudes and they still get along instead of getting into some unhealthy competition. It ilustrates that we should be ourselves and focus on our own strengths.

Dave Chow Illustrations said...

Hmmm... interesting start so far! Great subject matter to dive into. I can't wait to see the finished.

Andrea Kowch said...

Thanks for the comment, Maureen! I agree with Dave. . .I'm excited to see what the finish will look like. I think I'm seeing a little change in style with this one?? I'm diggin' it!

Maureen O'Brien Illustration said...

Thanks for the comments!
Yes, I'm giving a different drawing style a try as well as a collage approach.

Leyland "Lee" DeVito said...

Personality-wise, I guess my fraternal twin and I are mirrors. I've always considered him more of an 'evil twin'.

ryan said...

I agree with leyland......I think its more of an 'idiot twin' then an evil one though.....

Maureen O'Brien Illustration said...

Haha oh no.

It seems that a lot of siblings in general have somewhat mirror personalities too.