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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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: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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: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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: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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: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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:iconsweetestrevenge2734:
SweetestRevenge2734 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, Envy. The food for Revenge. Green is such a beautiful color. So sad that is is used on envious and jealous people who love doing this behind people's backs.

The simplicity of the dress gives me the chills. It's beautiful, and, as I just said, simple, but there's this empowering feeling about it. My eyes are drawn to the dress and the way the snake's tail is curled around her arm, in this seductive sort of way; almost as if it were saying, "Join me, in the flames of Envy. I promise you'll be happy with your revenge." or something like that.

Well done. The symbolism is well used, and t he green color is more than penetrating my soul. My brain is eating it up, drawn to the colors.
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:icondelinquentmiley:
delinquentmiley Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Talk about Green with an Envy *no pun intended*
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:iconsally-albrecht:
sally-albrecht Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Found this: [link]
I think they don't have your permission?!

btw: Love your pictures!
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:iconlolzxox:
LOLZxox Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question. Why did you give her that hairstyle? (It looks like a ram's horns x)
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:iconmasloo:
masloo Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work done here. This reminds me of Alphonse Mucha paintings from secession. This is like his advanced work (I mean it as a compliment :)
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:iconcapucines:
capucines Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I can't decide which one I like the most, if the Envy or the Wrath.
Amazing work! :clap:
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:iconocodeo:
ocodeo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully devious!
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:iconfragglegoth:
fragglegoth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
All of your sins are highlighted in this ebay listing - [link]
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:icongalaxyae:
Galaxyae Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Woosa, I like it, goes to my faves
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:iconomniousoracle:
OmniousOracle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
...I made a sin...I envy this picture...so...amazing!
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