New Commission: Eden's Garden

Eden's Garden

 My newest commission. Title: Eden's Garden Medium: Mixed media on paper Size: 59.4 x 84.1cm

My newest commission.
Title: Eden's Garden
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Size: 59.4 x 84.1cm

 

Eden's Garden is the commission I completed recently. I don't share all my commissions but this one was such a joy to create and my client and I were so pleased at how it turned out, I thought I would share it with you.

My commission process is simple. It starts with a brief conversation about what kind of artwork you want, in what theme etc. After we have sorted out the size, figures and themes I draft up a few ideas in the form of digital collages which I then send to the client to discuss. After discussing what we like and don't like, we work together to choose the most thrilling composition which I then create the final artwork from, using graphite, spray paint and wax pencil on paper (in this case).

I fell in love with this drawing as I was making it. My client wanted Eve in the garden of Eden but I thought she would be lonely so I brought in Lilith to keep her company;) I decided to include Lilith and Eve in a sensual display of youth, eroticism and femininity. The flower of Life unites the figures through the snaking  pythons, one of which (on Eve's shoulder) is an albino.

 Title: Eden's Garden (commission) Medium: Mixed media on paper with shimmering metallic spray paint which makes it shimmer in a way you can only really see in real life! Size: 59.4 x 84.1cm

Title: Eden's Garden (commission)
Medium: Mixed media on paper with shimmering metallic spray paint which makes it shimmer in a way you can only really see in real life!
Size: 59.4 x 84.1cm

Close up of Eve. My client didn't want the ladies to look identical so I thought it fitting to give Lilith (the Femme Fatale) darker hair and the innocent Eve, blond hair. Slightly stereotypical, I know, but I was playing on the traditional signs of a Femme Fatale vs an innocent, virginal being. What my client did specify, and these are in his words not mine (look away all you gentle souls) "Eve must have a hairy c*** or I'm not interested"

I had no problem with that. So with these things in mind I created Eden's Garden and my client is thrilled with it so so am I. Hope you like it!

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