Graphics - I've drawn this from Gustave Doré's etchings for Dante's Inferno but with a familiar logo

Graphics - I've drawn this from Gustave Doré's etchings for Dante's Inferno but with a familiar logo
by ramintork

Although I'm a de facto Atheist my work is inspired by religious subjects.

Here I have drawn Gustave Doré's etchings for Dante's Inferno but with a familiar logo

Here is the poem:-

Inferno, Canto 7: The souls of the avaricious and the prodigal forced to roll heavy stones

Here saw I people, more than elsewhere, many,
On one side and the other, with great howls,
Rolling weights forward by main force of chest.

They clashed together, and then at that point
Each one turned backward, rolling retrograde,
Crying, “Why keepest?” and, “Why squanderest thou?”

Thus they returned along the lurid circle
On either hand unto the opposite point,
Shouting their shameful metre evermore.


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When you do a drawing and manipulate it in photoshop all sort of things can happen! Just kidding I wanted this to look like a etching.

I'm not sure he would have liked me to add the IRI logo but if he knew how it matches his vision of Hello he would perhaps forgive me.


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