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In a Gadda da Vida


The Idea behind: another Interpretation of the Genesis, the first Man (Adam and Eve) and the Beginning of Civilization (after being expelled from Paradise) of Mankind. Somehow an Ambivalence, I think.

The Snake has already been punished for persuading Eve to take a bite, it already has lost its Legs.
I somehow thought about the Song 'Nine Inch Nails - Everyday's exactly the same', though I must admit, that this Illustration fits best to 'Iron Butterfly - In a Gadda da Vida (In the Garden of Eden)'; Love, Peace and Rock'n'Roll of the Sixties.

I also included some Symbols. The Apple always has been a cross-cultural Symbol (in Germany we call it 'Reichsapfel' as a Symbol of Kings, a Symbol in many Religions and Fairytales and much more). The 'Devil' on her right Side, the 'Angel' on her left Side, above her Shoulders. The Angel being a Robin, a Victim for the Snake, trying to flee in time. I tried to make it look a little bit silvern, precious in Contrast to the Snake.

The closed Eyes and Eve enjoying the first Rain on Earth should look a bit erotical. For perhaps she wanted to leave that Place, no Regret, no Remorses ... not every Day the same Stuff any more ...

And for those Headbangers like me:
Slayer covered the Song 'In a Gadda da Vida'.

Nice to know:

There exists another written Story of the Genesis in the Bible. God not made Eve out of Adam, God created both at the same Time. And this Story is the earlier Version.


After picking many References I created some rough Drawings, which I used to illustrate this within Photoshop. The original Face (at least Part of it) bases on a screencap of a Music Clip of 'Selig - Wenn ich wollte'.
My usual Technic is similar to Airbrush. Masking the single Elements (so I don't need to take that much Care of the Borders later on). Custom Texture Brushes increase the Credibility. The original Size would fit on a Poster.

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Roboman28's avatar
Being evil seems quite climatic. Great picture.
esenka's avatar
one of the best Eve i'v seen at this time ! Great work !
cranberrycorners's avatar
Lovely piece of art !
Chaosfive-55's avatar
Totally groovy!!!  I saw this artwork featured in this video:…
Colourbrand's avatar
This reminds me of a Luis Royo pic - its very high charged this - and very striking - love the robin - birds are always cool :D

Excellent scary powerful work sir! :D
Snow909's avatar
Nope nope nope....

I just don't understand how you can make this....

Bluh, sorry XP
JigabytesS's avatar
Love In Gadda da Vida. Great song! :D Love the artwork! Looks so amazing and well done! :) Amazing interpretation of Eve. 
HaymanotTebabSeeker's avatar
In gnostic understanding, Eve actually is the serpent, who comes down to Adam, who was molded by Yaldabaoth, the demi-urge, and She instructs him in the ways of the Most High, teaching him of his Source, the Divine Light within him. 
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hijadelilith's avatar
I love the girl's skin, I'm in love with the details. Also the snake with some smoke in her head. My only problem is with the darkness of the mouth, I may be wrong but I think it gets too dark too close to the oppening. I mean, I'm just a rookie, but that's my impression. 
Such an Epic illustration, this is such a interesting kink in the devil and angel on shoulder idea, brilliant!!!! and also, extremely well painted, kudos and lots of respect (for what it's worth)
Lockslie's avatar
Great concept !
TabletActivity's avatar
awesome work!! like it so much ;)
Badasssss! great description.
Aeternusomni's avatar
Hah, you got it! Definitely a garden of Eden, love it
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Featured here: [link]

Sorry for the rather late notice, but life kinda came in between posting and telling. ;)
chuckypolo's avatar
I understand why Adam could not resist !!
BiBiARTs's avatar
gorgeous work dear :glomp:
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soyunperded0r's avatar
Words cannot express... how badass this is. Fantastic!
ultimatede's avatar
amazing is all that can really be said
Beautifully done! Bravo!
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