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The Seven Deadly Sins: ENVY by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: ENVY by dahlig
Ok so here it is, second from the series of Seven Deadly Sins.

VANITY can be seen here: [link] :]

The theme:

Second of the Seven Deadly Sins serie.

"Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or
situation"


Personally I think envy means much more than just a wish to have something
someone else has. To me, it means also ACTING AGAINST that person,
"revenging" in a way, trying to take the "object of our desire" away from
them, or backstabbing them in some way etc.
That is why myself I consider envy the "heaviest" sin of all seven.

symbolism:
- snake - as I mentioned, envy, to me, is connected with cunning and doing
something behind one's back :)

- poison ivy leaf in the frame (and the column)- maybe just a word play, but
I always connected ivy with destruction of some sort... Growing using a
different object as a "support"... Something like that ;]

- color green - i guess it needs no comment :P

Techy info:
During the last few weeks I have been going through a small "artistic
breakdown", noticing how many mistakes I make etc... So I decided to try to
work harder on my pieces from now on and develop my style... So here you go,
something more painty than before :] I hope you like it, cause I'm pretty
satisfied for now :]

Time spent: around 60 hours again, doing those leaves sucked, really!


Coming next: (most probably) LUST :]~
PS.this deviation will also be a print!
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:iconissamsolo:
IssamSolo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
It really fits and associated with it. Also it can understand it if i see their symbols just like pokemon
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:iconbonkurikun:
BonkuriKun Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Why do they need elements???
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:iconissamsolo:
IssamSolo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
At least put some elemental types of each sin. Is this one poison?grass? nature? plant?
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:iconteensiesama:
TeensieSama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Nothing I can say that you haven't heard. It's utterly stunning and true to this 'sin' I am VERY ENVIOUS.
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:iconanniepop45:
Anniepop45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous!!!
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:iconduzetdaram:
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
that is so beautiful. You picture well the concept. Colors, shapes, everything is outstanding.
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:iconsakuraluver2330:
sakuraluver2330 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Photographer
no prob
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:iconpittakk:
PittakK Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx
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:iconsakuraluver2330:
sakuraluver2330 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Photographer
The word you're looking for is envious
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:iconpittakk:
PittakK Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really envy of you right now > <
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:iconhinata-wolf77:
Hinata-Wolf77 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   General Artist
Nice. Awesome. In My Group Of Friend OftThe 7 Deathly Sin Am Envy My FavoritE Color Is Green And 7 Is My Number. Still A Great job.
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:iconarionesa:
Arionesa Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Nice
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:iconxiaodiamaoh:
XiaoDiamaoh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Looks like Poison Ivy! Nice :D
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:iconpanhead13:
Panhead13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Makes me think of the song Invidia by Delain.
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:iconsoleatrcharchar123:
soleatrcharchar123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
you are amazing!!!
the green and the snake i got (actually i thought of something different for the snake) but the poison ivy, WAY TO BE CREATIVE!!!!!
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:icontiaran-daughter:
Tiaran-daughter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Green, the color of envy :) Interesting symbolism with the snake and the ivy...random question, was her hair meant to echo the twistiness and curviness of the snake/ivy?
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:iconletthemeatwords:
letthemeatwords Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Her face portrays envy perfectly, and I like the concept of the poison ivy! :D
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:iconswsluvwoahdontaskme:
swsluvwoahdontaskme Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lovley
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:icondokurorider:
Dokurorider Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how to make the frame thingy from this awesome artwork?
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:iconpyrianassassin:
PyrianAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconsherryambrosia:
SherryAmbrosia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Ack! would love to see it but image won't come up.
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:iconanonamanda:
AnonAmanda Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Amazing...
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:iconthequeenofapples:
thequeenofapples Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's probably just a really, really big coincidence, but this piece reminds me quite frankly of Loki, the Norse god and the Marvel comic book character.

Spectacular piece of work. Well done.
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:iconmrteamedward15:
mrteamedward15 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
so lovely
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:iconcosoko:
cosoko Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
This is surely very sinful. What a beautiful image.
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:iconsorrowdusk:
Sorrowdusk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Ah, to finally caresssss what should have always been yours.

If only.
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:iconpurestrongpoem:
Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great picture.
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:iconvohcaz:
Vohcaz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
^ All of this. While I wouldn't really act against someone or hurt them whenever I see someone that can draw extremely well I feel so jelly, especially if they put up something that looks amazing then say, "Lol yea, I was just sketching. Kinda embarassed its really, really crappy."
Anyway, LEGENDARY art you got thar.
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:iconchaos-sama321:
Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Again i am stunned by your beautiful art work
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:iconclaudiarovito:
CLAUDIAROVITO Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC....!!!!!
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:iconlyssaomega:
LyssaOmega Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GORGEOUS.
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:iconthebloodedrose:
thebloodedrose Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconbeautifulart4ever:
BeautifulArt4ever Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the Envy kills, but the picture is very pretty :heart:
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:icon12fara:
12fara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing, almost like a picture
[link]
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:icondondukesofdeviantart:
dondukesofdeviantart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Sometimes, I have to admit, that I'm a victim of envy (just like I'm envious now of you drawing a beautiful pic such as this.) Another artwork model of yours that looks like she belongs on a magazine cover...Though, I'm not much of a color green fan (except when it comes to money, of course), I just love the whole serene greenish background...Nice dress, weird but cool-for-fashion hairdo and the snake...that snake just drive me CRAZY!!!...So ENVIOUS of your hands right now 'cause they can draw crazy good art such as this and if I have to be jealously obsessed just to like this depiction of envy, then GOD, please forgive me. Anyhow good artwork...More than good...INCREDIBLE!!!
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:iconstorminsky:
storminsky Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
sweet!
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:iconelenissa:
elenissa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconhotcouture9:
Hotcouture9 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:icondarkraifan3:
darkraifan3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Awesome work. :w00t: I hope that snake aint venomous.
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:iconcanpassion:
canpassion Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Enchanting :clap: :love: :heart: Thank you so much :)
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:iconpunkergal:
Punkergal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You must have a load of dedication to your works if you spend 60 hours on one piece (then again, I'll spend three weeks on some writings that I never end up posting and stay up until the wee hours of the morning). This amazingly represents Envy, otherwise known as Jealously, would look. I love the hair, the face and basically everything about this. "Artistic breakdown"? I have those all the time, before posting, during posting, and definately after posting. But some say you are your worst critic. This painting reminds me... I must get back to writing after I get better ( suffering from a sprained wrist really puts a damper on things).

To sum it up, I love this and how original it is. Keep he Epicness Up!! :D
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:iconfilicia-a-lovelace:
Filicia-A-Lovelace Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this series of sins...
I don't know why exactly, but I really do love this one the most...
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:iconzuzuthezombie:
zuzuthezombie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing... I love how you portray them as people.
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:iconcitizencat:
citizencat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
It's amazing; I love all your portrayals of the deadly sins! You make them look really distinctive and obviously their sin, while keeping most of the same features of each picture! Amazing!
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:iconemeraldeye1993:
emeraldeye1993 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
wow you made that sins look so beautiful.
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:iconbadlilmunkee:
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.

Love your symbolic use of a snake in this piece and how you painted her hair into horns. :)
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:iconpossumcuber:
PossumCuber Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want that snake...
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:iconpanopticum666:
Panopticum666 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love this one :)
Great series!
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:iconelder-wand:
Elder-Wand Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I think this is my favorite one out of the entire series.
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:iconroozilla13:
Roozilla13 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous.
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