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The Seven Deadly Sins: SLOTH by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: SLOTH by dahlig
"Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work"

This is the fifth from the Seven Deadly Sins series.

Symbolism:

- She is sitting on a swing and blowing bubbles: it's a symbol of wasting your time on insignificant things; idleness

- She is placed above the ground, in the sky: symbol of being separated from Earth and mundane htings (like work etc)

- Feathers: to me they symbolize something sleepy and lazy

- Color: to me light blue is also a color of sleepiness and idleness


Technical:
Done in Painter in approx. 60 hours.

Hope you like :)
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:iconsyinat29:
syinat29 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful....
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NoiRoiGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true.So true.
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:iconbloodywolfgirl246:
BloodyWolfGirl246 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student General Artist
So graceful! Definitely a work of art!
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mikeepacot18 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  New Deviant
can i used  the seven deadly sins as acover in my story in wattpad?
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:icontinyandhuge:
TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Amzing!
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AjaxTelamoneis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!

Her hair kind of evokes a cloud, too -- and to me it also suggests Marie Antoinette, who is definitely a popular symbol of idleness
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:iconyorkiebaby:
Yorkiebaby Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Beautiful...
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CarlottaStudios Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Writer
The symbolism in this piece is beautifully depicted! When I say that this is the embodiment of sloth, I mean it! And it's ironic that it took a lot of work and time on your behalf to make something representing laziness.
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BritanniaLoyalist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your descriptions on these :)
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daisydill Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Beautiful piece! This is an amazing series!  BTW, there's A LOT of the entire series floating around the internet with no recognition to you. I just spent 20 minutes or so trying to find out who the wonderful artist is, before finding the ones that are actually here, as compared to used on a page to advertise things. Again, beautiful work!
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:icontouharanaoya:
TouharaNaoya Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Really love this series of the deadly sins.
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:iconericagriswold:
EricaGriswold Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of Glinda from wicked.
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:iconmsurbanalities:
MsUrbanalities Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Love this-dreamy!
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:iconzydyne98:
Zydyne98 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Love this is this air brush technique
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:iconpornstarchive:
Pornstarchive Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I love the symbolism in this one a lot; the lack of caring for the outside world and responsibility...true nature of what Sloth really means.  Well done!
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:iconczenema:
czenema Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
This is AMAZINGLY pretty :))Heart Love

 Frozen - HUG!  Thanks for creating it!
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:iconartillerytortoise:
ArtilleryTortoise Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I see it now! Why did I not think of this before? :o
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:iconpitink:
Pitink Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
you should also draw the seven heavenly virtues:D
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:iconarainbowsmile36:
aRainbowSmile36 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Beautiful work, wish I could be sitting in that swing! lol
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:iconinfinitelogan:
infinitelogan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I want to wear that dress! this is beauitiful!
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:icong-4b:
G-4b Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I found an easy answer to our problems. Look at this I already started
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:iconbboibang:
bboibang Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached my wits end I cant believe how much this exceeded expectations my success was effortless just wanted to share the wealth
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:iconfluffykitty2898:
fluffykitty2898 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
This is so awesome. Love the details.
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:iconthescarletaracnid:
thescarletaracnid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Writer
nicely done
definitely gets your meaning across
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:iconberylliumart:
BerylliumArt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student
One of my favorites from your collection. It's very lovely, and I love the bubbles.
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:iconaskmargaritapofsleep:
AskMargaritaPofSleep Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
My my!! I wonder if she needs my gift..
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:iconkatsumi96dokuro:
Katsumi96Dokuro Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really good
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:iconhylzarie:
Hylzarie Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I really like the colors you use for Sloth
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:iconmeiyue:
meiyue Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
That dress... beautiful :)
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:iconwrenofthecookes:
WrenoftheCookes Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, that me all right...
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:iconpervertpattie:
pervertpattie Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Very good!
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:iconmasterpresley:
MasterPresley Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist

I'm sure we're all guilty of Sloth nowadays...
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:iconhrdcoreartist:
Hrdcoreartist Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*mundane htings* yea err I'd suggest you correct that :/
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:iconarteia:
Arteia Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh-oh... i didn't know it's a deadly sin.
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:iconnemokenzie:
NemoKenzie Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the seven deadly sins used for art things. Love love love <33. You're drawings are so good, and this is
my favourite [link]
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:iconmadamsylph:
MadamSylph Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the colors <3
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:iconkitan777:
Kitan777 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Her dress is beautiful and sorta cutesy in a way :D
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Psycho-Head Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aw man, i'm definitely committing a sin then
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:iconzola159:
zola159 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
my sin is Sloth :) i thought Sloth does not believe in God
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:iconrosalinda16:
Rosalinda16 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is my deadliest sin. I'm smart and talented, but extremely lazy and constantly procrastinating and avoiding doing any work. If I could change only one thing about me, I would give myself ambition, drive and initiative.
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BonkuriKun Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Very relaxing. I might enjoy this one more than the gluttony pick because it really hits the Sloth. It's so calming, from the colors, to the pose. Lovely.
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:iconderpychan14:
derpychan14 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work, it makes me sleepy myself.
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:iconvodos:
Vodos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Clouds could represent night time= sleep time.

If you look in manga or anime, a bubble is often used to convey sleep!

Nice subtleties! Love the dreamcatcher-like frame!
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:iconxiaodiamaoh:
XiaoDiamaoh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Haha I like this one! :D
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:iconmedieavalbeabe:
MedieavalBeabe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
She reminds me of Glind in Wicked when she first comes in on a wheel-type swing thing! And wearing blue too!
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luckymewpony Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Does being an athiest count as sloth? ( I got this from Sloth is the avoidance of physical or SPIRITUAL work) But still when you are an athiest there is no god. There are also no sins, only terrible mistakes.
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Macabelba Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
This is my favourite Sin by far.. your picture.. and the sin itself XD
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