Well…here’s my Clay Caricature Number 3 – The Devil (or the Devil’s son – if you go by the story that follows the picture.) You are welcome to view my previous sculpting efforts the Harlot here and the Bald Man here.
The Devil Wants Out!
(A Tiny Story/Satire – by The Caricaturist)
He sat in his room watching Bedazzled – a Devil Movie from his Hollywood collection. His father, the Devil, disapproved of all but the Devil movies – so though he disliked them he didn’t have a lot of other options. Thankfully, he rather liked this particular movie – Watching Liz Hurley play the Devil was like seeing his dad in a gown…and he found it hilarious – the buttered Popcorn, the sexy Devil and the star-struck Fraser – all made his life seem a little worthwhile, but he knew that this feeling of wholesomeness would disappear the moment the movie ended – the movie just helped him escape his reality.
His reality was Hell. He was expected to take over as the CEO of Hell when his dad retired at the end of the century – and he really didn’t want to. He didn’t like his Job Description at all. Collecting souls, sorting them, meting out the right punishment in the right measure – all this was just one part of it… the glamorous part! The other part was recruiting help, managing them, overseeing them, auditing the processes…why, just the other day he had caught a minion accepting bribe for moving a promiscuous lawyer’s spiky bed near a harlot’s fire!
He’d swap his life with anyone’s… Liz Hurley’s, Brendan Fraser’s, even Jim Carrey’s – of course he’d love to be Paris Hilton and send her here in his place, but his puritan dad would kill him if it was discovered that he traded places with a woman – and then there was the obvious bottleneck – what did Paris know of sins, and sinners, and hell? Lady Gaga was another interesting possibility what with her meat dress and her devilish attitude – but then despite the controversy there was a good chance that she too was a woman – and he didn’t want to risk making his father go berserk.
Two years ago, he would’ve happily swapped with Barack Obama, but then being a brand new politician he was a novice in the matters of hell…and today, Obama were probably stuck worse than him! That won’t work. He wanted to swap with someone who had inherited a lot of wealth because inherited wealth would help him sin and sinning would make sure that he returned to hell instead of going to heaven, which of course was out of question! He was also open to reviewing potential swaps with people in power because power too made people sin.
So he thought and he thought, until the movie ended – but he reached no conclusion. He wanted to do something else…he didn’t want to do what the eldest son always did – run Hell efficiently…
There had to be a way out – somewhere, if not in the present, in the past – there would be someone who had it in him – who he could swap places with! As he browsed through the recorded programs on the History Channel, he found his answer.
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That creature is absolutely frightening. Did you perhaps dream of him before creating him? If so that must have been some nightmare…..one in which you would awake bathed in sweat and shaking uncontrollably. Yikes…what a creation. But the detail is amazing and the colors that you chose for the finished product make him creepier and much more sinister looking.
I am not sure if I got the entire gist of the story……..is Hitler his father or the one the monster chose to take his place running Hell? Either way, I am sure Aldolf is there burning for all eternity…..right where he belongs. Sometimes there is justice in this world although we may not see it…..as the netherworld metes it out.
Thank you for your fright Nancy:) I am trying…I am trying – but everything that I sculpt looks scary – those big noses need to go. I am glad you liked the colors. I haven’t ever worked with Acrylics before and so when I painted the harlot, I found it difficult to put the shades in. This time I tried working in layers and it was better.
I am sorry about the story – I took a shortcut and reused the Hitler caricature as is…and with its caption and other details it managed to kill the end of the story. I think it’s better with the new caption. Do let me know if you get it now…otherwise I’ll write out the end:)