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Model: Denise Karlsson. Visit her site and book her! She’s incredible.
Location: Tullinge, Sweden
Acrylics on canvas
Assorted references were used
Approx. 80cm x 60cm
2007 – 2010
Lilith is a character from Jewish mythology. She was created at the same time and from the same earth as Adam, unlike Eve, who was created from one of Adam’s ribs. Lilith was Adam’s first wife (before Eve), who is scorned and demonized in the writings, because she refused to be subservient to Adam and decided archangels were more fun. It was this treatment that inspired my work with the painting – why is a woman a sinner if she refuses to be passive? Should Lilith really be regarded as a demon or is she in fact a victim in the story?
The painting has many symbols from the Garden of Eden and various other associations. The larger image of the woman and the snake is mirrored in the center of the painting where the snake is eating the hummingbird (see Details).
Quick smile study done while I was exploring Corel Painter 11 for the first time. Reference photos of Heath Ledger found via Google.
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 + Corel Painter 11
Brushes: Real 6B soft pencil
Tablet: Wacom Intuos 4
A steampunk version of the Green Fairy.
Artemisia Absinthium is an ingredient in the liquor absinthe.
The model is my good friend Katrine with her pet rats.
Photo references were used.
Created in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Volito 2 tablet.
You can check out how this artwork came to be in this forum thread.
Finished in 2009