Into Hell
"Turn back, and close thine eyes, for should the Gorgon reveal itself, and thou behold the face,
there'd be no more returning up above."
The Teacher thus: and turning me himself, on my hands he did not so far rely,
as not to close mine eyes with his as well.

Inferno, canto IX
vv. 55-60

Gorgon's cave from Aradia, a fantastic kit. Mounted with a background painted after the two Hieronymus Bosch paintings "The Ascent of the Blessed" and "The River to Hell" of the four panels "Visions of the Hereafter".
  • Jay Martin (Redrum)PLUS

    Stunning! GOLD!

  • David Powell

    Absolutely love what you’ve done with this.  Fantastic work!

  • Trent "BigDeno" DenisonPLUS

    Magnificent.

  • Steve 'Captain' Cornish

    An insane amount of atmosphere, brilliantly executed!

  • Jakob VillienPLUS

    Incredible work!!!

  • Olmo Castrillo

    Outstanding! Brilliant mood and great execution. Well deserved gold.

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Awesome, super cool! Loks like a cover from a Heavy Metal magazine!

    • Kristian Simonsen

      Thank you Magnus! I guess I share a lot of inspiration with Heavy Metal and it’s artwork…

  • Matt DiPietroPLUS

    Great idea, vision, storytelling and painting!

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    Wow!
    Gold!

  • JGREEN

    I’m a big fan of Bosch, and, for me, I think the most impressive thing here (although it’s all good) is your painting of the background!  Gold.

    Jason

    • Kristian Simonsen

      Thank you! For me painting the Bosch background was the most enjoyable part of this piece as well as very intimidating.

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    You have to stop this -makes me want to throw every model I have painted into a junkdraw and never paint again- ha anyways this is such a passionate piece- you def achieved the look of damnation as the hero attempts to destroy evil incarnate!!! Gold

    • Kristian Simonsen

      Thank you so much John! That means a lot to me!

  • Jens Riber PoulsenPLUS

    Such an awesome piece Kristian. Thx for sharing.