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An interpretation from "Devine Comedy" Artrage. Oils. Appx 12x16" (3600x4800 pxls.at 300 ppi.


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Interesting textures particularly the flames. I do find the left leg troublesome: the foot makes it feel to me as if the leg goes under the ground.
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I don't know if you would be interested in Faber Birren's book, Creative Color, it's worth a look as are his other books if you are interested in color effects in art making.

He writes about the effect of Luminosity in an art work, light that comes from within the composition instead of external. See image below as an example for you to consider. There are only 4 hues in the image.

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David - Thanks!

Nathan - Yes, I thought about that. The shadow should probably be outlined or lightened to lead the eye to the foot.

Oz - I am familiar. I'm not sure how a preternatural approach applies here. I painted the mortal.
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A pretty convincing figure drawing though the head is a bit small. He looks comfortable in Hades warming himself by the flames having turned up without his clothes!
I have a general crit if your digital figures/portraits in that they seem to lack colour depth. The warm hues are present but there is a lack of complementary blues or greens.
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It was just a suggestion for another possibility of representing light that is not affected by daylight, even Leonardo has some things to say about firelight in his notes at 551 which is also contrary to how you have lighted Dante.

It's not preternatural have a look if you can at candle light in a room and why is the candle not red like fire in daylight. How are objects lighted from an internal source of light as in hell where daylight presumably cannot penetrate?

Its another interpretation not of the story but how one represents light in an alternate circumstance to daylight.
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Bill - I know all the standard "rules" in painting. I appreciate your point of view. I don't presume to be even close to the Great Leonardo, but I Do have my own way of painting.

Harry - As long as I am discussing this issue, your comment prompts a further response. As I elucidated above, standard "contrasts" might call for the use of specific colors in a specific situation, I just choose to do something else.
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