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Dante's Inferno

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Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate

I am the way into the city of woe,
I am the way to a forsaken people,
I am the way into eternal sorrow,
sacred justice moved my architect,
I was raised here by divine omnipotence,
primordial love and ultimate intellect
Only those elements time cannot wear,
were made before me
and beyond time i stand

Abandon all hope ye who enter here.

From The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

Not a photo manipulation this time, made from scratch :)

For those interested, I wrote a tutorial on how to make the fire I've used in this piece, you can find it right here: [link]

Please don't hesitate to comment on what you like (or dislike) about the picture, any feedback is appreciated.



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vampirkat's avatar
ThatKidWithAPassion's avatar
Lovely use of polar inversion :)
Felka-wolf's avatar
I love polar inverting things in
it makes everything seem more mysterious and beautiful.
great job on this. :)
not to mention the tutorial ;)
Creative-Commision's avatar
Beautiful use of colors and lovely poem to go with it. The meaning matches well.
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
The poem is Dante Alighieri's which is really what inspired the piece :) great to hear they match, it means a lot, thank you :hug:
Creative-Commision's avatar
That is no problem! It was my pleasure!
IndiscriminateBullet's avatar
aah jeez it's like I don't know if its beginning is on the outside of it, the inside of it, or... it could be any point on it at all, haha
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
Hey, it is the gate to hell after all :D
IndiscriminateBullet's avatar
well it's pretty cool! I wonder if you'd have the place of mind to realize that if you were actually there...
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
:) no idea but I'd imagine you'd pretty quickly find out if you believe in it.
IndiscriminateBullet's avatar
that is one very good way of putting it!
IndiscriminateBullet's avatar
this is acid trip art if I ever saw it! do you know Alex Grey? he does the art for Tool! it kind of reminds me of his stuff, but yours is on a bit more of a primal and directly visual level

I like how it's a reflection of itself- this is really pretty, I could trip out on this without a drug at all, probably
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
:D I do know of Alex Grey, not all of his work but do recall his progress of the soul pieces. Not sure if this is close to his work though, he tends to use more varied colours and recognisable shapes or as you said less primal.

Enjoy the trip, the download version is about 3120 x 1620 if you want to see it in full blast :D
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absolutely! I'll go ahead and grab that
SagePrime's avatar
Very mind bending! Awesome use of geometric shapes!
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
Thank you very much :D I'm really glad you like it :)
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Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
:hug: thank you very much, I really appreciate it :D
Emma-O-Lantern's avatar
Beautifull art :D good style ^^
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
Thank you very much, glad you liked it :D
nosepilot's avatar
you say the fire is easy?
its not "liquify" is it?
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