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7 Deadly Sins - Gluttony by elestrial 7 Deadly Sins - Gluttony by elestrial
She fills herself with what holds no weight.

Made for a project at school on the 7 Deadly Sins. This is the third of the 7-part series. I apologize for the material there in the bottom corner, that's actually a part of Envy. These pictures actually go together in one long picture (42 inches long)...I'm just splitting them up for submitting here.

Symbolism
The image of gluttony has become so generic and cliche that the meaning behind it has become warped. Gluttony isn't a sin of being fat, but of overconsumption. It's certainly not healthy to be overweight but not sinful. I think an alcoholic would fit more with a deadly sin than a beefy chick stuffing her face with grub. Don't get me wrong, I'm not some anti-alcohol activist - I have nothing against drinking. I just think an alcoholic fits the sin more than someone overweight.
Besides, I don't want my work to be lumped into everyone else's, I'd rather be creative and different...but at the same time producing ia strong piece.

Now that I've got that cleared up, I'll continue. I chose two models for this picture. The body was in a perfect pose, but I wanted the head to be extremely tilted back and looking desperate, with a big gaping mouth. The empty bottles on the ground speak for themselves. My main focus behind the picture was desperation and extreme overconsumption of one thing, (in this case, alcohol). The colors are brown and yellow because gluttony is a pretty gross sin in my opinion, and brownish yellow is the grossest color I could think of that would fit it.

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 - Envy - Wrath - Sloth - Greed - Lust
Completed Series Combined
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:iconidaredisturb:
idaredisturb Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for explaining everything! Hehe, your explanation about your color choice was hilarious. 
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AbsentMindDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I think lust is the grossest sin, though it's more represented by red, due to its, intimidating "Natural Act".
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meloveart24tigerclaw Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why are you drinking your period lady? thats sick.
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That-HoH-pjofan12345 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! The desperation and near hopelessness is amazing. Stunning work!
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:iconnoneofakind:
Noneofakind Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you (:
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:iconwesterz:
Westerz Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Love the whole series of them :) cheers :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like the original take you put on this.
I'm with you, gluttony is really about overconsumption of anything really, not just food. But in fact it's pretty disgusting; and you showed it pretty well.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much :)
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scream1991 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
this scares me :iconfacepokerplz:
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:mwahaha:
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:iconscream1991:
scream1991 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
:fear:
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DoubleButterfly Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is creepy. Like, Saturn devouring his children creepy. Good job!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconkitsunelenali:
KitsuneLenali Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I've never associated drinking with gluttony before. Congratulations on your unique idea.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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:iconkitsunelenali:
KitsuneLenali Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
No problem.
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SophieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I actually like your interpretation :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :thanks:
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StevenTheUndying Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I love it. You really get the impression of a desperate need for something or anything to fill the emptiness.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :thanks:
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:iconerythele:
erythele Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! I featured you here: [link]
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Scagirl2251 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I like how you showed a different meaning to gluttony. It shows that gluttony does not mean overeating but overconsumption of alochol was a great touch.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :hug:
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Scagirl2251 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Anytime :hug: all the ladies of the sins are beautiful
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TheAmazingElizabeth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I can almost imagine her drinking two bottles at a time...*shudders*
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:nod:
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Writer
I like your take on gluttony. It's different, and does make more sense.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :aww:
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Sure. :)
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DesultoryMoonlighter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Artist
she looks thirsty
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle:
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XxListen2theRainxX Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Ah, I love all of your seven deadly sins pictures but I think this one may be my favorite.

I never would have thought of gluttony and an alcholic. Makes perfect sense though now that I think about it. :o

Good job. :) :thumbsup:
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :thanks:
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XxListen2theRainxX Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
No problem. :D
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DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
She looks like shes drinking too much blood down at her throat.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Quite possibly :P
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TheDevils-Composer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Writer
A wonderful reimagining of this sin and it's portrayal! I would've never thought to link gluttony and alcoholism...I would've thought of hard drugs before hand, very well done.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :thanks:
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mistress102 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so creepy :fear:
but its really good and you can see how hard you worked on it!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww:
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Snow10101 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Brilliant. Just brilliant, with the difference between a few pounds and real gluttony. I hope you got an A on that project!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! I got a B haha
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Snow10101 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Psh, well, that's a ripoff. I SO expected an A from this, if it helps. :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Haha - the illustrations were fine but my typography when I put in the text was not as strong - that's why it got the B. But that's okay, it's from my sophmore year in college so my desk skills have improved a lot more since then :XD:
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eilislornawalsh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
This is good, it looks like her gluttony is driving her mad so she drinks some more to ease her pain but that drives her even madder and before she knows it she's stuck in a vicious circle. Well done.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yep - you got it! Thanks :thanks:
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HayleyJadeX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
amazing artwork, i hope to one day learn to do digital art as good as this.
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