The six-armed guy should be from Hartmann Schedel's The Monstrous Races... Are the other sources also German?
Yeah! 6 arms guy comes from "Chronica mundi" by Schedel, yes. Congrats!I give answersOthers :the demon on right comes from "Le purgatoire de St Patrice", Paris 1530the rest of the image comes from "Opere del poeta Danthe" printed in Venice, 1512 (Bernardino Stagnino)Where Lucifer eat Judas & 2 other guys
The original has these typically bored bedroom eyes: "I guess I'll keep chomping on these Roman traitors... meh..." You made Satan look a bit more worried: "How long do I have to go on with this?" Ha ha!
I like those medieval images where all characters are done similar in expression - but we could say that mechanical drawing give an unexpected expression to these characters - as I draw devil as evil, trying to give him lots of evilish eye, accentuating expression, but actually the only fact that these creature does exist, & that you know his intention, its enough to be monstruous & frightening (if you're religious or/and superstitious)
... maybe that's because simplicity is more frightening than evil intelligent intention, it's more real (like I don't know, a shark doesn't need to do evil eye to be frightening you know!)
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