Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Been working on this sculpt and neglecting everything else! Am finally getting near the end - phew! Anyway, she is supposed to be Elizabeth Bathory, aka The Blood Countess (1560-1614), possibly the world's first known serial killer (and boy, did she do a series...rumored to have killed approximately 600 young girls). She supposedly slapped a servant girl, drawing blood, and she became quickly convinced that the blood made her look younger. She bathed and drank the blood of the virgins until the priest and village people grew suspicious (duh). She was finally convicted of killing 60+ girls (I think) and was walled up in her room where she ultimately died.
Since m'lady enjoyed luxuriating in the bath, I decided to sculpt her just alighting from the tub, still dangling her little tootsies in the nice, warm blood, hence the classic pin-up pose for this wicked but beautiful lady.
Have a bit more to do on her and may change the hair around but thankfully, my relationship with this devious woman is nearing an end...