I drew this for the
contest: Draw your favourite book-scene.
Several countries around the world are fortunate enough to have John Milton's "Paradise Lost"
as prescribed reading in their school curriculum... Unfortunately I was cursed to read Shakespeare. He may have been a good writer but he never wrote anything I liked.
I never knew what Paradise Lost
was about and didn't want to read it since I wasn't in the mood for another snooze-fest like "Lord of the Flies" or "The (not so) Great Gatsby". I eventually stumbled across a synopsis of Paradise Lost
while researching something else and was instantly intrigued. This was the start of my love for the book.
This is a scene from book 3, page 82.
God pointed out to his Son that Lucifer was making his way to earth through the chaos. Jesus wanted to know why God would let Lucifer tempt man and his answer was both a reflection on the Devil and man:"I made him just and right,
sufficient to have stood, though free to fall."
Milton described the earth as a bright star, tethered to heaven by a shining chain. Hell and the earth was separated by chaos - no description of what it could possibly look like.
Anyone who has been to my dA profile may have read my personal quote which is a rendition of this line:We were made adequate to stand, it is our choice to fall
Drawn with graphite pencils on A4 cartridge paper.
Referenced this amazing image:I WON!!!
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