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7 Deadly Sins - Envy by elestrial 7 Deadly Sins - Envy by elestrial
She yearns for what she cannot possess
..but is intent on taking it

Made for a project at school on the 7 Deadly Sins. This is the second of the 7-part series.

Symbolism
I chose this model because of her pose: she's wrapped in a cloth and hunched over. The meaning I took from it is the cloth that's wrapped around her represents the envy that consumes her, and the hunching and onward-looking infers that she's completely bent over and obsessed with those she envies. The snake is often a symbol for envy, so I've incooporated a few of those into this piece. The skulls represent the people she has hurt because of her jealousy (represented by the snakes weaving through the bones), and inferring that she will go to any length to hurt those she is jealous of.

The setting is based on the book Dante's Inferno: a dead, desolate place.

All of the seven deadly sins in my series are women because:
A) Women are thought to be more "sinful" for over hundreds of years now. Don't get all woman-activist on me for saying that, I'm a woman myself - and no, I don't believe that "women are more sinful." I think people are people; neither sex is more sinful than the other.
B) There are more women stock providers then men on deviantart. Sorry guys, but there's just not enough of you for me to use!

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Continuation of the Series
Pride - Gluttony - Wrath - Sloth - Greed - Lust
Completed Series Combined
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AbsentMindDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
My sin, I can't really say how, its complicated, I'm not poor, I'm rich, not sick, but healthy, what I want is not physical, I want real happiness, I have depression you see, I can't be happy, I can't fix it, I can't live like other people, though I want to, I envy them, that's how it was born, I yarn for true happiness, something that I don't think I will ever possess, I try to act happy, I lie, I act, it's not true, but one day I will take it from them, I don't know when, but I will, I will take the most precious thing they have, even people, they will feel what I feel, live my pain, we will be, equal, that's how I want everything to be.



God I'm turning to a monster.
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Ingrima Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Great work with the series :) I think perhaps this one is the best.. Funny, because I also think Envy is a very interesting one of those 7. Actually I feel like it's potensially the worst one.. not sure why.. I just have a feeling it's more poisonous, dark and selfdestructive than anything else. :O

Pose and expression works well with the sin. I like how she is wrapped like that and the fabric/clothing. Good composition.
Snake is a must I guess, and green too (does anyone now why that is?)

:D
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cherae1707 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
im writing a book and i'd love to put these on my cover. are they royalty free?
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elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
No they are not but if you'd like to purchase please contact me :)
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
this is so beautiful, simply haunted, i read your symbolism, a wonderful depiction indeed
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elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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LoloTheAnimeGirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Writer
Did you draw these, or is it photography?
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elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Neither actually - it's photo manipulation. I used different stock photographs, merged them together and manipulated them to suit how I wanted them to look :)
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LoloTheAnimeGirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Writer
Whoa... that's really cool!
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elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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