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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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: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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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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Azerdoe1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Haha I like this one! :D
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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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:iconsoleatrcharchar123:
soleatrcharchar123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
i was lost ntill i read the discription; i get it! nice work!
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:icontiaran-daughter:
Tiaran-daughter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
What a striking image! I have to admit that because of this image here, every time I see bubbles, I think "sloth" now. :D
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:iconmuellimaus:
muellimaus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
eins schöner als das andere
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:iconcherryemy:
CherryEmy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
THIS is my sin. This pic is so beautiful ♥
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:iconcosoko:
cosoko Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Love the symbolism and the bubbles, and the blue..... I just love it!
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Nausicaae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Your "Seven Deadly Sins are so amazing, that we had to do a cosplaygroup.

Hope you like the costums, we love your design.

[link]
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:iconnerdyowl299:
NerdyOwl299 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, my favourite sin. Great work!
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:iconanonamanda:
AnonAmanda Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This is incredible!
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:iconmrteamedward15:
mrteamedward15 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
shes lovely
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:iconemesemese:
emesemese Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
60 hours :O You are a hero
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:iconverrandia:
Verrandia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE THE SERIES .
But I dont like that one too much :P
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:iconsorrowdusk:
Sorrowdusk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Irony: Did you work hard on this?
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:iconpoliticalviolet:
PoliticalViolet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
Lol
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XxLittleSkorpionxX Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, man~ Amazing art~! This is the deadly sin that describes me almost totally xD
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:iconvally12:
vally12 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Your art is very beautiful
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:iconchaos-sama321:
Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Very beautiful i'm loving your art
Chaos Sama Approves
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:iconmoonmystery:
moonmystery Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she makes me feel sleepy....
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:iconswagamexsama:
Swagamexsama Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student
this is amazing!!!
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:iconthesilentchloey:
TheSilentChloey Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an amazing piece of art! O.O
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:iconclampigirl:
Clampigirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh, this is gorgeous! :heart: I have to watch your other sin series! :la:
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starcru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
nice.
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:iconbuildpeterson:
buildpeterson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Contentment that has slide into ambiguousness is sloth. Love this, the idle are slothful.
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:iconnie-nuisance:
Nie-Nuisance Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most beautiful Sloth art
work I've ever seen.
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:iconmangasockattack:
mangasockattack Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! The image makes you feel dreamy and almost wistful. The color is perfect and it's just all around fantastic!
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dondukesofdeviantart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Dreamy, dreamy picture...As I big fan of the color blue, I love everything going on for this picture...Probably can relate to it on a personal level, cause sometimes I can be so laid back that I get lazy and idle around for hours on in...Love the feathery sky blue dress...Pretty calming and relaxing picture...I feel like I'm commiting the sin of Sloth right now 'cause I've spend hours just playing slideshows of this Sloth artwork and the rest of your artwork and can't help but sit around and watch your artwork all day...I feel very tranquil when I look at this particular picture...Maybe it the beautiful model or the bubbles she's blowing...I don't know...I just love it...LOVE THE HELL OUT OF IT...Great sky-themed background too...Beautiful all-around.
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:iconmeepandii:
MeepAndii Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just happens to make part of my personality... I'm terrible... xD
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Ku-Mei Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I do love your design, the face, textures and variation of colours are awesome... The only negative I have with this is that it is not covering the hole theme of sloth... meaning that, to me at least, it's probably not light and comfortable sin like this picture let guess, but also means stress, destruction because of the inaction... understand what I mean?
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Sweetlithiium Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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did you know that these have been taken and converted for sims 2 decoration?
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:iconvioletdahila:
Violetdahila Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This characteristic is mine
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:iconirinazoria:
IrinaZoria Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This is my greatest sin) but art is so beutifull)
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:iconhip-hop111:
hip-hop111 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is truly beautiful.
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ASPITOPIC Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
gracias
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:iconhotcouture9:
Hotcouture9 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love love!
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canpassion Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Wow :love:
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