After months of trying to get the right models for Dante and Virgil, the proper look and feel of the costumes, and to prepare the right poses and hire numerous models for all the 40 panels, I am ready to paint the entire series. It's one thing to say you're going to do something this epic. In the last few months, I came to understand that it is an entirely different story actually doing it. I'm not just painting a group of paintings, I'm recreating a whole world, a time-period and attempting to bring out emotions in characters like they've never been depicted before. From this point, I will be painting the remaining 39 large panels in order. This is my sketch from day 1 of Canto 1.
Check out some of the studio shots and videos I posted on Instagram for the Dante's Inferno Project.