It's been a long time since I was an active member of the forum. There have been a number of life changing circumstances that have happened in the middle of my last post, and this one. It's been almost a decade since I've been here, so I thought I'd show a piece that I did recently for a book on Dante. Before I begin the oil painting that will be born from this, some of you may have some helpful thoughts about the drawing for me.
One thing I did learn is that the head gear will have to be changed. What I thought was a hood while viewing Gustave Dore illustrations of Dante is actually not a hood at all. I'll make that change before the oil painting is started.
Now, for the test. I hope I can post the image properly.