Ready to Dive In
After several weeks of working with models traveling out of the area to do photo shoots for reference, I'm ready to dive into the whole series from the beginning. I was held back a few weeks ago when I found I didn't have a model to work with for the character of Dante and my model for Virgil had recently been in the hospital for foot surgery. I had considered jumping ahead to Canto 7 or Canto 9 so I could continue progress on the series but I ran into complications with some of the poses for those Cantos as well. In the end, it all worked out for the better. I now have most of the reference material I need to put together most of the compositions for each of the 40 panels. Any supplemental poses and modeling sessions I'll need over the next 3 years I'll seek out when it is necessary.
I am going to be starting on Panel 1 from Canto 1 tomorrow. Now that I am ready it only makes sense to start this journey, albiet for me an artistic one, from the beginning and follow the poem in order until the end. I'll post once I get started.