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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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Danilo-Costa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work!Love 
WerecatqueenNic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is my favorite of the 7
Bcthomas25 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
Love this! Totally wicked! The hair style is perfect!
thefakecomment123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning! Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died. Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you
WerecatqueenNic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Keep your fake ass chain mail AWAY from this masterpiece!
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Amazing job!
howdoidothis01 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Outside of Justice, Exactly what would constitute Justice today?
MikieHazard Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Cool! ~Lisa
Bittersilk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
ahh one of the seven that has brought me the most trouble, luckily I grew out of it... (now it's sloth I'm having trouble with, there should be a deadly sin called procrastination, but I guess it goes well under sloth)
01jebedeeah Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
DGCain Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Looks amazing
goldtwh Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
FABULOUS set of prints.
Thank you for sharing,
SimplyCookie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is so bold and striking. I love everything, from the style to the colours to the costume design :D
taisiakat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is still my alltime favorite
SimplyPixelizing Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on finishing!
joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Rickstew Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  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  Hobbyist Traditional 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 Interface Designer
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.
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