Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Here is the finished version of Eve. Based on comments I received from the voting for 'Eve 1' or 'Eve 2' on my website, I made changes that combined the best of each version of Eve.

I came up with the base image of the woman by first finding a royalty-free image of a Middle Eastern woman. Using my computer graphics program, I did a 'mirror' image of the lady, and did some alterations to the image using artistic effects. I forget now what exactly I did. I just played around in the graphics program so I could change the picture. Then I printed out the picture and created her hair out of my imagination (the lady in the reference photo was wearing a hijab). I use the computer to manipulate images but then I completely hand draw using the photo as an art reference.

Of course, it still might not make everyone happy (everyone has their own picture of Eve in their mind's-eye), but the publisher and I think this is a good representation for use in the book. It is of Eve several years after her son Cain killed his brother Abel. So although many site visitors said they thought the hair would look a bit messy (before the invention of the comb and conditioner!) I would think by the time her children were older she would have figured out some way to get the knots out of her hair. Well let's hope, anyway!

Thanks to everyone who voted! Your opinions were really valuable and I love to hear from you.


1 comment:

JoJo Tabares said...

Just beautiful work as usual my friend!



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