Monday, March 1, 2010

Dante's Inferno!


I've been kicking this one around a while and finally got motivated to finish it when I saw this months image challenge over at Gnomon of Dante's Inferno. I got inspired for this one driving down a wide open country road just east of the foothills between Boulder and Louisville CO. In the middle of blistering hot August day, a couple of road workers were filling potholes and touching up the asphalt with these long propane torches. It struck me as a sort of vision of hell to be out on such a hot day dressed in protective gear and torching a wide open, heat rippled expanse. Anyway that vision stuck with me for a while until I've finally purged it to pixel paint!

5 comments:

Stigall said...

Holy shit, Ray! The idea... the execution... just wow, man!

Q.Frost said...

I like it! I hope I'm not intruding on this group, but since I've been lurking here for awhile, I felt I should at least compliment where it's due. Nice job.

Angi said...

brilliant >< what an image to be carrying around for so long!

particularly like the effect on the writhing victim. I couldn't even begin to figure how to execute that! >_<

Cole said...

OMG dude- I feel like I associate your work with being generally up beat and somewhat playful. This piece totally shatters that image.

you got some demons man- best be sorting that out :P

Rayford said...

Thanks everyone. I like to think there's playfulness happening in this one too:)