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Dante and Vergil in Hell Redux by Imaliea Dante and Vergil in Hell Redux by Imaliea
Inspired by William-Adolphe Bouguereau's painting of the same title (though he spells it Virgil, I think). I took the pose of the two naked men fighting and painted Dante and Vergil from DMC3 in their place ^^; lots of creative license used here >_>




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Given 2012-11-06
Dante and Vergil in Hell Redux by *Imaliea is a fantastic reinterpretation of a famous painting. ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! If you check the original painting it's based on, that's actually what the guy's doing to the other guy --- though it's not vampiric, they're simply ripping each other apart in Hell ;)
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InvictusSanguis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work!!! i like this very much!
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Sangrde Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:icondroolplz::icondroolplz::icondroolplz::icondroolplz::icondroolplz:
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Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Oooo awesome.
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JaguarGal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohh! I remember finding this years back, but not knowing who did it. I thought it was a great interpretation, then, and maintain that thought now. Great light and shadow, and mimicry of the original painting.

Congrats on the DD! You deserve it :)
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:iconimaliea:
Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much!
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lorepoison Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wasnt dantesupposed to be doing the biting?
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:iconimaliea:
Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Was going to give a really pervy answer, but instead I'll say since the naked dudes weren't Dante/Vergil in the original painting as far as I remember (long time ago since I researched it now), then this is simply my preference of things :D
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lorepoison Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
The Pervy answer would've been accepted. XD But I always thought it was Dante and vergil. XP
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rockleelover4ever Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YES YES YES YES YES YES
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saintaspie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
The reference is from is from Dante's Inferno book one of the Divina Comedia (Divine Comedy)...Dante is the poet guided through hell by the philosopher Virgil. Dante and Virgil were both real people, but Dante took liberties with both of their lives as well. Love this image. Nicely done.
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Twinklelttle Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gimme my eggos!!
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dragonzardman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Nice reimagining of an old piece!
162 years on, and now made new!
Good job!
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Carudo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's... frustrating. Things too mixed up in here. And i mean not a technique or art-style, i mean sense, point, value, purport... whatever it calls. Y'know it's gone too far.
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Meh heh? Not quite sure what yer meaning, but err... thanks for commenting? If you're looking for deep meaning, I pretty much just liked the Dante's Cry video games, and the painting it's based on. 1 + 1 = Voila! :D
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Dragonic-Demonic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. :)
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DiscoGurl16 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
o_o it looks cool
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invadermayhem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
Ohhh Dante looks like he just wants to bend over not fight. XD
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
>_>

<_<

heehee
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Kuneria Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful! I love how well you interpreted the painting. I instantly recognized it as Bouguereau's, he's a favorite of mine. And when I saw this, I was absolutely delighted to see the DMC characters, very very clever my dear xD

Despite this being four years old, it looks absolutely amazing! As is the rest of your gallery
:heart:
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so so much! Though I simply can't hold a candle to Bouguereau ---- yet!!!
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JohnnyThat1Dude Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
Interesting...but I think I prefer the Divine Comedy where Virgil instead guides Dante through hell as his master and even kisses Dante on the cheek.
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
A much sweeter tale, indeed!
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JohnnyThat1Dude Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
Sweeter, but much more horrifying in the aspects of hell and even some areas of Purgatory.
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHAT. I LOVE this kind of references. 8D
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol'd at the description. I don't know what's going on really, but good job!
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Kulot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great job,congrats on the DD
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Zero8426 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This piece is stunningly beautiful. Wonderful work.
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HappySquarrel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this looks really amazing :la::la::la:
It reminds me when I was playing DM3 and Vergil killed me lots of times :iconcryforeverplz:
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much!


Yeah... I know the feeling. Ah I feel all nostalgic now!
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HappySquarrel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XD
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K-haza Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was gonna come here and start screaming that I've seen this years ago.... but then noticed that yeah, this has been for years now.
Congrats for getting that DD now!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colors and the pose - nice details - congrats on the DD
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volotation Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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superblitz3612 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YEP DANTE GOT HIS ASS HANDED TOO
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DrClosure Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
It's sad to see Dante loosing against Virgil. Btw, isn't Dante too skinny? O.o
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osmanpbs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Why did Vergil bite Dante?
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Lyricanna Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is based off of a famous painting [link] =)
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osmanpbs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Vergil and Dante drawing is awesome but the original is ehh kinda eww How should I say it eh kinda crazy
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Synthetic--Ecstasy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because he's a vampire? :lol:
(lol I know he's a demon :P)
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osmanpbs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I thoght he was really only demon!!!
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Kimikulka Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
It's okay, but I prefer the original one.
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:iconimaliea:
Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
To each their own, my friend :) Bouguereau is of a far greater skill than I :D this is only my small tribute to both him and Devil May Cry
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Kimikulka Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Of course, I understand your point and your intention! I'm just expressing my opinion. I said "it's okay", so it's not like I hate you cause of this picture. You're very talented after all.
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Why thank you very muchly! And don't get me wrong, I'm totally not offended or anything :D like I said, to each their own! It's hard to adequately express emotion via text... suffice to say, seriously no offense was taken at all :) The original is one of my absolute favourite paintings after all :nod: :)
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NaveraFuerbrand Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
So you painted OVER a pre existing drawing? Wow good job, a DD huh? This is why I no longer post my HARD worked images on dA because of losers who claim to be artists like you. =3
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Er...Where exactly did I say I painted over anything? I assure you this painting is painted entirely by hand, and in fact contains many mistakes when compared to the fantastic original work that inspired this tribute.

Whilst I am a little disappointed you felt the need to express this negativity toward me, since as far as I know I have never done anything to personally offend you, I understand and accept your anger, however misplaced. You must've just been having a bad day, yeah? Water under the bridge. Perhaps you are familiar with the artist that defaced the Mona Lisa?

Keep on with your art. One day you may feel braver about submitting more of your artwork to the public for open criticism, as I have done. I wish you the best luck.
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Kuneria Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do you not see the rest of her gallery? and no where does it say she painted over anything.
The reason why you dont post your images is probably because you're afraid of admitting that you have no real skill. Which is why you have to go and criticize a beautiful painting like this, just to make yourself feel better.
Go to your room and grow up.
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Just wanted to thank you for defending me! I really appreciate it :)
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:iconkuneria:
Kuneria Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH! Oh my gosh, of course! :heart: I can't stand seeing people disrespect other artists!
you're very welcome C:
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