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The Seven Deadly Sins: WRATH by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: WRATH by dahlig
"Wrath - Inappropriate feelings of hatred and anger. (...)Impatience with the law, or seeking revenge outside of justice, such as with unnecessary vigilantism. Wishing to do evil or harm to others." - Wikipedia

symbolism:
The colour theme - the colours red, orange, black remind me of fire -> destruction
Lightning (in the frame and background)- something destructive, rapid, uncontrollable
The hairstyle - another reference to fire
The make-up - a reference to battle marks (you know, face painting etc)
The feathers - (I tried to make them look "sharp" rather than soft and fluffy); to me, in this form they bare a resemblance to tribes -> Wrath seen as something wild and primal.
The whip she is holidng - a symbol of power
The shattered earth - the influence Wrath has on the world

The date of the submission is symbolic as well - it has been exactly 2 years since I have first started the series. :(


technical:
- I am aware that the style and the technique is much simpler than what I have displayed in my recent works, but I had to keep the style consistant throughout the series. So yes, I know I haven't painted every wrinkle or skin pore etc.
- art nouveau stylization (A.Mucha); couple of refs used but nothing copied straight nor nothing major (whip for example)
- about 30 hours spent in Painter



So it's finally all done...
Vanity
Envy
Lust
Avarice
Sloth
Gluttony


Thank you all so, so much. If you have a spare second, please check my journal. :)

PS. I am NOT doing the Heavenly Virtues.
PS2. The print, in case you want one, will be available anytime now. :)
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AViD-Princess Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Used your artwork on my blog page and credited you :) Just a heads-up. Amazing art btw :) :) Really inspiring to people like me (who have a few drops of talent but too much of a sloth to get off my seat and start making the talent a river)
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BritanniaLoyalist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
POWERFUL!
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daraku-shita-tenshi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   General Artist
So, like everything in the damn internet, someone thought your picture was cool, copied it and put some bullshit "deep" words over it without crediting you and i think they even crossed out the source link that a previous person put on it. I was angry and called that person out and put your link on the comments. I usually don't do that because I don't know where the picture comes from, but I actually recognized your piece and got angry that it's probably circulating the web with no credit to you or even a source link.

I saw the post here: www.facebook.com/michaelbaisde…

If you don't care then it's up to you, but I thought you might want to know just in case :) great piece!
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Vaniglia97 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
It's amazing, Marta! If you do the Heavenly Virtues it would be hansome :)
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ExplodingGrape Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saw this pic edited and used here. 

www.facebook.com/michaelbaisde… 
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VampirateLycan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I was literally coming to say exactly the same thing, it's so ironic what they have written over it as well. 
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Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
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This person has taken this piece to use as a meme, without any sourcing or credit. I really feel you should post a complaint against them.
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VampirateLycan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
hear hear 
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Tsukiko-koe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Just thought you should know. 
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Zechary3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
great work
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