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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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joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Rickstew Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
IsabellaLivingston Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful! Black Rose 
n2n44 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
really wonderful , very impressive ;)
BloodyWolfGirl246 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome! You deserve an award! I see these pictures of yours everywhere!
LeoJacks Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Amazing. Simply stunning. All seven.
MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freakin' awesome!!
LarisaOtilia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
One of my all time favs :D
missjanalt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Love this series. The colour choices and especially the dresses. Amazing job!
CarlottaStudios Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Writer
She looks like a warrior queen! There is no denying the beauty of this piece, representing one of the most dangerous of sins. A man would have to be crazy to try to tame her!
pendragon93 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Did you give permission for this? It's a cool saying, but just wondering if someone stole your art?…
pendragon93 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Guess I wasn't the first to find that.
AViD-Princess Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist…
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)
BritanniaLoyalist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:…

If you don't care then it's up to you, but I thought you might want to know just in case :) great piece!
Vaniglia97 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
It's amazing, Marta! If you do the Heavenly Virtues it would be hansome :)
ExplodingElephunky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saw this pic edited and used here.… 
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. 
Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   General Artist…
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.
VampirateLycan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
hear hear 
Tsukiko-koe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist…

Just thought you should know. 
Zechary3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
great work
Nendotan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Photographer…
is this another theft?
Nephire Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I wanted to post this as well..
Xtemporary-insanityX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Xtemporary-insanityX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Writer…

Want to make sure you're aware, this blog is using your art without attribution. Just a heads-up.
favala86 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
this is beautiful Meow :3 
TheVocaloid1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Awsome and amazing :wow: :rose:
Villenueve Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pornstarchive Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Love all of these; this one is particularly inspiring.  The hair resembling flames, the feathers resembling demon's wings...amazing!
n0face Featured By Owner 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.
The-One-True-Koneko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw it today and I immediately remembered the original. The people probably took it from google search...
fhelalr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful piece! Love all your stunning work, my friend! Hug 
misguidedghost777 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional 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 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful :) I'm cross stitching it from the HAED pattern right now :)
Veriimon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
methereal Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
DausenMoore-Art Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Great job!
ArtilleryTortoise Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
The feathers are certainly doing their job... Fear 
Still amazing. :D
lost-in-the-void Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
I love the series! Wrath is my favourite one, lust and vanity following. Well done! :)
AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Digital Artist
great, I share it in my new page…
CateTheGirlScout Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, these are so gorgeous. This is the reason I joined this site: to see amazing people like you!
Aevylonya Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Writer
I've been going through this series in awe and wonder. I love what you've done with the concept, and the different deadly sins are all so well thought-out and nicely painted. You have really done a wonderful job.

This one, I think, is my favourite. The expression, the posture, the colouring, the design of the dress, the background, the way her hair is almost flaming as it flies forwards, it is all incredibly tense and unbelievably beautiful.
MomieIxai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Its very cool... its really nice especially the color you picked
illutracey Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nothing to say. . . just so Mindblowing great. You inspire me to paint. 
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