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Eve and the Serpent
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Published: July 16, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 Cissell
Eve and the serpent...

Ceramic, fired bisque. No armature and no molds used.

I like ceramic clay (sometimes) because I can rough in the sculpture really quickly. I also like how, without an armature, I can "tweak" the pose, make subtle changes in the twist of the torso, neck, or legs... an option that is not as easy when building over an armature. The finished sculpture is sometimes not as refined as other materials would be, but it serves as a good quick study and perhaps a maquette for something later.

I did not use a model or any reference on this piece-- sculpted from my imagination only. :-D

Edit 1-6-13: Thank you, dA staff, for featuring this as a DD! I am grateful to everyone for checking out my work, and will respond to any comments that you care to leave me :-)
Image size
2104x1262px 1.27 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
41 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 16, 2012, 3:33:27 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Macintosh
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tarsusfelicien's avatar
tarsusfelicien|Hobbyist General Artist
i like it!
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Sherio88's avatar
very cool, but how'd she get her bellybutton? ;D
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joeltonongkh's avatar
Impressive craftsmanship!
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mbybee's avatar
mbybee|Hobbyist Photographer
Great piece!
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Observer14's avatar
Observer14|Professional Traditional Artist
Great piece! I like figurative work too (in clay), and I like the freedom to "tweak" the pose as you say. I love the hands here. About how big is this?
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Sonic1234567891|Hobbyist Photographer
nice work! :D
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Cissell|Professional General Artist
thank you :-)
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Sonic1234567891|Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :nod:
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grayamir|Hobbyist General Artist
I find the ears to be most impressively rendered. *applauds*
I like how you sneaked the fruit onto it as well.
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Cissell|Professional General Artist
Haha glad you noticed :-). Good eye!!
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Tainted-Peaches|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Looks fantastic!
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Cissell|Professional General Artist
thanks!
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DrawnArtist|Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. It is wonderfully crafted. I don't feel her expression fits, though. I'd say it would be an expression of apprehension rather than happiness.
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Cissell|Professional General Artist
Well I think traditionally Eve would be shown as apprehensive or pensive, but I wanted her to appear more innocent, naive and childish. A little less blameworthy ;-)
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DrawnArtist|Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... I see. In that case, her expression does fit.
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Montieze|Professional Digital Artist
Amazing. Congratulations :D
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Cissell|Professional General Artist
thanks!!
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bloodyflowerrose|Student Traditional Artist
i read this the other day :XD:
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Cissell|Professional General Artist
:-) !!
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bloodyflowerrose|Student Traditional Artist
ikr :D
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CatCouch|Professional Digital Artist
Very impressive! No armature and no model? That's pretty amazing. I've sculpted a little bit and really struggled even with a model and such. Fantastic work, I particularly like the rough rock texture, it perfectly offsets the smooth skin. Great job!
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Cissell|Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!!
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96Patches's avatar
96Patches|Student General Artist
Really nice work on the texture for the rock .3
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