Time is running low. But I think, if I want to get some criticism, I have to upload my WiP. For there is still much to do. Background, lighting, shadows, colours, rain and waterdrops and finetuning are still waiting for me.
My idea is not the most original one at the first glance, but I think, my interpretation might be a bit different to other illustrations of this scene of Genesis.
Inspired by the music-clip "Selig - Wenn ich wollte" I decided to show Eve in a bit other way than being sinful. Enjoying the rain and fall in paradise, the new freedom. A bit more sensual than those religious illustrations
I like the ambivalence of it. On the on hand Eve as the first man on earth (together with Adam; though most people don't know about the first story of Genesis, in which both have been created at the same time, not Adam first, Eve afterwards). On the other the beginning of civilization, humanity by her sinfall.
And I was upset of the common mistake of many illustrations of this scene, in which there is already a snake without legs, though Eve has not taken a bite of the apple. But the snake has been punished afterwards, as far as I know.
According to the apple it is the most powerful cross-cultural symbol I know about. Genesis, symbol of emperors (in Germany we called it "Reichsapfel"), in many mythologies, symbol for food, in literature (Illuminatus! Trilogy - The Golden Apple, different fairytales and so on), even on computers (though I use others ).
The snake in red shall associate the devil, of course.
The background will be paradise in fall. By eating the apple the paradise also loses its immortality. Falling leaves, rain, stormy weather and so on. I hope I will manage this till the end of this month
It's a pity, that the illustration is that small herein. The actual size is about 24 inches x 32 inches at 150dpi.
Hope you like it! Any C&C very welcome ^^
Some corrections done, some steps closer to the end. Thanks for your comment, Seaport
And for every illustration of mine requires a certain song (though the inspiration - as seen above - came to my mind by another song), this one is dedicated to "Iron Butterfly - In a gadda da vida (In the Garden of Eden)".
And for the darker beings among us, Blind Guardian and Slayer covered this song also