I have a dear friend, a photographer, in Switzerland. She only photographs women. When she can't afford a model, she will photograph herself. In the reference for this photo she dressed herself in sheer window curtains and did a series of photos. I thought the photo was beautiful and asked if I could draw it. Valentina shows up several times as my model. I have a beautiful juxtaposition to this piece listed under my "pastel portraits" portfolio in a picture called "The Fan" ( another photo of Valentina).