16/04/2022  Possibly the last. Think I am in need of a new subject.

To those following this story there was the idea that further inspiration would be found by reading Dante’s Inferno. I have started reading it but so far my reaction has not been such as to  move me to do any drawing – my contemporary outlook at odds with that of 13th.centuty theologists.



Hullo Alan,


Not sure what the "tree entrapped souls" is about. Is that a request  or something I should know about? 

If it is an image from 'The Inferno' I haven't got here yet. 



PS. Did as ask but think you are too modest.

Submitted by Alan on Mon, 2022-04-18 16:17


Yes, the trees are from Dante; but not sure if it's from the Inferno or Purgatorio (only know about it from some of Doré's illustrations for it)

Thanks !


Submitted by Dale Jackson on Tue, 2022-04-19 00:20


This series of devils are brilliant , I love the biro drawing you do .

  As for a new drawing subject , Greek mythology is a favourite of mine , or sci fi ..


Hullo Dale,

thanks for the compliment.

I think I am too tender for Greek Gods and heroes most of whom seem to me to be small minded, vindictive and cruel.

Sci-fi on the other hand . . . .

Take care.





Submitted by Arthur on Tue, 2022-04-19 11:40


Hullo Alan,

I checked and the tree-trapped suicides are from the Inferno. One of the few occasions Dante expresses any pity for the tormented.

Did spend some time planning a drawing of the subject but won't be doing it - who needs more images of people suffering?




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