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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

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. :(

- 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...

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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zomicks Apr 4, 2014  New member
This is an interesting collection of ladies! I've seen all the colors in the SIN spectrum, and I must say - you were spot on!
Love all of these; this one is particularly inspiring.  The hair resembling flames, the feathers resembling demon's wings...amazing!
n0face Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It sickens me that people are taking your artwork, cutting out the signature and writing quotes all over it in large font and posting it all over facebook. I've been seeing it shared around recently and I went ahead and showed someone this original link and sort of ranted that they are supporting an art theif by sharing your sabotaged picture. Here's the quote they wrote
"Some people aren't satisfied until they sabotage someone else's happiness. Be careful who you trust, not everyone who smiles at you is a friend." What is ironic and disgusting is that they are technically "sabotaging" your artwork. I've been watching you on DA for years and I really just saw this being passed around recently.
fhelalr Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful piece! Love all your stunning work, my friend! Hug 
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misguidedghost777 Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap thats amazing. This one is definitely the best next to vanity. Love the hair and the whip. 
CosmicClay Feb 8, 2014  New member Student Artisan Crafter
I've seen these images around the web a lot, but had a hard time finding who originally made them. (Couldn't read the signature)  I wanted to include mention of them on my facebook blog but I wanted to make sure that I credited the appropriate artist!
Craftybit Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful :) I'm cross stitching it from the HAED pattern right now :)
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