The land of Purgatory is one left to myth. It is said to be a vile place where heaven and hell keep a balance between one another. The forces of good and evil are left at bay. The temptress of this land of the undead, judges those brought to her from the afterlife. These once mortals stay rested, standing in silence awaiting a fate they have no control over. Their bodies lay peril and lifeless in form as the spirit tries to find a way to free itself from this torment. Those that grieve and pray eventually rise to the light above as doves. The temptress is the key to this balance in this unknown world. She is but a breathe away from heaven and a screech away from hell. Her spirit is like a pendulum, swaying from side to side trying to find an order and a peace between all that is living and all that is dead.
The hands of the Gods above cling to her and speak to her as do the devils below that grip her soul to an eternal damnation. She does not feel, but understands what role she was given. It leaves her this burden to judge those that sin and give them a second chance at redemption and damn those to hell for their choices in life. We are all masters and servants in our own right as humans. This land of Purgatory draws a picture of the balance of all, and foresees a challenge that we all judge and will be judged at the end. This land is not to far from how we live our lives today; we only see a pretty picture and forget to look closer at what is really happening to us all. A connection between Heaven and Hell is left with the in-between, “Purgatory is the last judgement”.
you can see the pencil version and detail shot at this address:
and see the Work in Progress Thread at this addy:
Lastly, you can see the stages of development here:
Last edited by SELART; May 20th, 2005 at 11:16 AM.
I will work more on the left leg of closest servant.
Hey SEL, it looks great! Glad to see you finished it in time for the challenge. Anyway I think the Servants in the foreground could use abit more detail. They don't hold up compared to the Master which is great by the way. That's all I have to say for now.
Cool! one thing to suspend. the muscles of the servants looking too extreme. in my eyes you shouldn´t have let them look like theres no skin. Or is that intended?
I like the sky! beatiful effect!
If your Religion doesn't change your life, you better change your Religion...
Interesting piece, I like all of the details and the composition is really nice. My 2 biggest issues with the piece is the anatomy/proprotion in some areas of the figures. For instance the 2 girls behind the main girl, their necks look strange. And the other issue which I think is the most important, is the inconsitancy of style, such as the main girl with her hands out looks the most "realistic", while the demons look cartoony and flat, and look cut out due to the juxtaposition of them and the background and the black outline they have, and the 2 female heads behind the lady just looks like a 3rd different style due to rendering somewhat cartoony, but different cartoony from the demons up front. All in all though, I think its a really nice piece with some nice details, somewhat gieger like.
it's pretty good, but it looks almost too symmetrical somehow, and it is really similar to H.R Geiger... i guess hes the major influence to this peice.