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The Seven Deadly Sins: LUST by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: LUST by dahlig
Hello everyone!
So after 2 months of silence, I am giving you Lust

This is the third one of the serie, first ones are Vanity and Envy

"Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body."

The theme:
As you can see, from my Lust sketch I have only kept the pose, but totally changed the face.
I think that this one fits the topic better.
I see Lust as being concentrated on yourself, being "drowned in your own world" kind of way, rather than seducting and being "flirty"(and this look was used in the sketch)
Ok, nevermind :P

About the symbolism:
The color - I am aware of the fact, that according to some sources Lust is connected with blue. To me though, blue just doesn't do it - It's too "cold", and therefore I picked(surprise) red - connection with the color of flame, warmth. No I am not connecting lust with love :P

The frame - uses the flame pattern... my thought-connections were: flame -> burning desire -> lust

The waterfall - something rapid, unpredictable, not controlable :]

The picture took me a long LONG time to finish, mainly because I have done 2 other versions which I was not satisfied with.
Done in Painter7 and Photoshop CS in an uncoutable number of hours XD

Hope you like it!

DISCLAIMER: As I am currently working on another project, I will take a break from the Seven Deadly Sins Serie, BUT I DEFINITELY AM planning on finishing it. The next one, coming probably in a few months will be SLOTH :)

PS. Just in case you're interested, I am now submitting Lust as a printout:)
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duzetdaram Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
This amazing artwork has been featured here:…
BritanniaLoyalist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never understood how Blue is connected with Lust myself I agree red suits it more
x-Bea-x Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I remember seeing this painting in a magazine! Can't think of the name though..I was in high school at that time and I was literally obsessed with your art.. And I still am :)
TouharaNaoya Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Beautiful without being obscene, and the flaming red is perfect with it I think :)
Ura-chi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking for the one who made these... Good job, my friend :D
Chopay75 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
great work!
Konack1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about Lust as in a lust for power, wealth, etc?
Ryan2315 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I love it, and I greatly admire how you put so much effort into your art, and how you explain your reasons for everything in the picture. It's amazing. Don't ever stop being an artist, you've got talent.
bleazy02 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Well, being "drowned in your own world" is something more akin to pride, but I still like it. -Thumbs Up-
Illismere Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I love it! Reminds me very much of Aphrodite- a perfect representation of lust :)
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