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7 Deadly Sins - Greed by elestrial 7 Deadly Sins - Greed by elestrial
What earthly treasures she has she will take with her to her grave

Made for a project at school on the 7 Deadly Sins. This is the sixth of the 7-part series. These pictures actually go together in one long picture (42 inches long) that has already been finished...I'm just splitting them up for submitting here.

Symbolism
The color I used was greenish-yellow, the color of money. She is chained to her treasures because her fate will be shared with theirs, and vice-versa. She's not struggling to get out of the chains, she is willingly clinging to her treasures within the chains. She wants them to only be hers, through her life and until her death. The treasures are locked up because she will not share them.

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 - Gluttony - Wrath - Sloth - Lust
Completed Series Combined
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:iconshadowangel965:
ShadowAngel965 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
A very good artistic way of showing this sin :)
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:iconnoneofakind:
Noneofakind Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice another good portrayal would be to show a starving person hoarding food. They don't truly enjoy what they have & love it to much to use it
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:iconarashinokisu:
arashinokisu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This is such a good way to show greed :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconkittygirl7878:
Kittygirl7878 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
LOL, the resolution is 666x666
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my goodness...I didn't realize that! Completely accidental and awesome :D
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:iconkittygirl7878:
Kittygirl7878 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
LOL, the resolution is 666x666
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:icontheamazingelizabeth:
TheAmazingElizabeth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
MINE! ALL MINE! XD
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle:
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:iconcanon2010:
Canon2010 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
You've been featured here: [link] :D
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much!
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:iconcanon2010:
Canon2010 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
You are most welcome :D
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:icon1niji-girl2:
1niji-girl2 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
For lack of a better word, this is wonderful!

It's a bit creepy that the dimensions are 666x666
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Haha wow, I didn't even notice those were the dimensions. That IS kinda weird...wow...
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:icon1niji-girl2:
1niji-girl2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but it's perfectly fitting :XD:
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Haha yeah but pretty creepy
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:icon1niji-girl2:
1niji-girl2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah :)
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:icondragonwitch1469:
DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Vice-Versa? :S
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:nod:
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:icondragonwitch1469:
DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Interface Designer
What I mean is, what it means?
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
She has chained herself to the treasure chests so that she cannot be parted from them - her fate also being tied to her treasure. She will take the treasure to her grave
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VioletSoldier Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, she's all like "aint no body gettin mah chests!!" lol...love the greediness!!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Haha!
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:iconeilislornawalsh:
eilislornawalsh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
I thought gluttony and greed meant the same thing?
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Gluttony runs through & wastes everything while greed just hoards it all
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:iconsoccerinsane12:
Soccerinsane12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Photographer
Beautiful work! it really spoke to me how some people will do anything to hold on to what the y have
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :aww:
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:iconalcreative9:
alcreative9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Hi! Can i borrow your picture for our publication? Don't worry, your name will be mentioned in the acknowledgements.
We like your picture and it fits our theme.

Hoping for your immediate response.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You need to be a little more specific - what publication?
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yotsuki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
'The worship of Mammon' as Greed is also known. I like the symbolism in this one and the coloring. I think it would have been better if she was maye embracing the treasure chests? Sort of alluding to the hoarding aspect of greed....
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, that would be a better thing to do
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whiteshadow777 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
I love your artwork, especially your 7 Deadly Sins pictures. I like them so much I want to put them up in my room, but I am unable to download them now that you have put the digital signature on them. Is there some way that you can remove that? I would even be willing to buy prints from you but that is not an option. So any help is appreciated...

thanks
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry, I don't sell prints through deviantart :( You can purchase prints through me if you want
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:iconcloudylu:
Cloudylu Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
U shud put a sign right next to her that says MINE, It is awesome i luv it!!!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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:iconsteelspine:
STEELSPINE Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Your depiction of the seven deadly sins are
absolutely beautiful.If you don't mind my
asking What program did you use to create the ground and background or was it hand drawn first and edited with a computer later? I only ask because I am a graphic
arts major and would like to know so I can
improve my own work.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
I used Adobe Photoshop for the entire thing. The ground is a photomanipulation. I browsed [link] and found a picture of cracked ground from above, and manipulated it into the correct perspective. The sky started out as manipulated cloud photos from the same site, but ended up being repainted. And the mountains in the background, that was all painted with the brush tool. Hope that helps
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STEELSPINE Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Thank you for your reply I am still somewhat new to photo
editing and appreciate your advice, I use the Adobe Master
Program and am still trying to figure out what program is
used for video and which is for photos sorry for the lateness
of my reply and any further advice would be appreciated.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
No problem. I suggest browsing online for tutorials
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:iconbelikov:
Belikov Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009   Writer
hmm..to me the girl in this picture looks like Morgan Web..

Anyway! This is really interesting. I've always liked the Seven Sins collections and this one is definitely no exception. I love this entire series, and I think this one and "Sloth" is my favorite!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Who is Morgan Web?

And thanks! :D
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:iconbelikov:
Belikov Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Writer
She's one of the hosts of X-Play on G4.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Oooooooh, yeah I'm not sure what that is
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:iconsteelspine:
STEELSPINE Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Your depiction of the seven deadly sins are
absolutely beautiful.If you don't mind my
asking What program did you use to create the ground and background or was it hand drawn first and edited with a computer later? I only ask because I am a graphic
arts major and would like to know so I can
improve my own work.
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:icongreed-kun:
Greed-kun Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
My nickname is Greed, lol, even though I'm not greedy
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:icondemonofsarila:
DemonOfSarila Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of your whole 7 deadly sins set, I think this one is my favorite. The express she has is a lot of it, and the chains are prefect. Especially the quote, what earthly teasures she has, maybe I'm just weird, but once you read it's like that's the look on her face. Also the whole thing has great quality to it, the chests have great detail. Is the whole thing pictures that have been edited together to be one?
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yep! A lot of different stock photographs put together for one picture :) And this one I think is also my fav
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:icontorakage-blacklight:
ToraKage-BlackLight Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Very well illustrated
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:iconembochops:
EmBOChops Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Student Writer
whoa...this picture just captured me the minute it loaded...the look in the girls eye...

genius...pure genius

well done
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :thanks:
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