Sunday, September 09, 2007

Dante's Inferno


I'm involved in a huge tournament over at www.digitalwebbing.com. In that tourney (which started with 90 artists), the moderator gives topics, to which we provide illustrations. We are in the final rounds and down to 8 artists. In this round the topic was to draw one of the circles of hell in Dante's Inferno. The specified ring was that of the Gluttons. The description of the piece went as follows...
"I've been reading Dante's Inferno once again, so this round you shall be drawing a scene from the 3rd Circle of the Inferno. So let's see, cerberus guarding the gluttons who are forced to lie in the mud under constant rain and hail."
I think I pulled it off, but I figured, if we were dealing with Gluttons, wouldn't they want to EAT ALL THE TIME? Given that there is no food, I would assume they'd turn to the next best thing. Eating each other.
It's a bit of a twisted piece, but gave room for a lot of creativity, and I really enjoyed working on it.
I'm not one to creep myself out, but this piece did it. Thoughts?

3 comments:

KeelanParham said...

Yeahhh...


Illustrations of Hell remind me of why it's so important to NOT go there.


Great piece. Incredibly creepy.

-Mike "El Loco One" said...

Thanks, I promise it doesn't mean I'm slinking back into my dark phase...much.

Tim Gardner said...

Looks like All-Star Sports on a busy night.