Looking at a selection of images depicting Eve from an illuminated manuscript from(c 950) to more contemporary images
Looking at online images of Adam and Eve and how they are depicted in a historical and contemporary context. What interests me is the use of the symbolic, apples, trees, nudity and a snake to create a narrative. Questioning if by using symbolic objects and meanings you can push the story in a different direction. The sketches of Eve are experiments of a story changed, Eve saying no!!
I sketched the eyes closed to infer a refusal to eat the apple.
2nd sketch of the same composition. Chalk pastels. It has a very different feel to it. Set in stone.
3rd drawing Pencil and white pastel for the highlights. I find sketching in pencil less fluid. The sketches have a tense , unnatural feel.
Charcoal and white chalk highlights. Contrasting the light and dark. I am happier with marks in charcoal they are more gestural .