Paolo & Francesca WIP

paolo&Franch3_5x7 The above detail was started a while back and is very much unfinished...I open it up from time to time to fiddle, adjust and move it forward. Paolo & Francesca are characters (as well as historical figures) in Dante's Inferno. The couple inhabit a whirlwind of souls condemned for their carnal lust. I don't specifically remember why I started this image, but I imagine I came a cross one of the many painted renditions of the subject during some random net surfing. I may tone down the skeletons, by either simplifying them or stylizing them...or both.