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7 Deadly Sins - Lust by elestrial 7 Deadly Sins - Lust by elestrial
Compelled by the burning desire that consumes her

Made for a project at school on the 7 Deadly Sins. This is the final one 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
Light blue is actually the color for lust, but I think a purple-red works better. Red roses mean love...hearts are red...works better than light blue.
The roses in the picture represent love (usually a symbol for lust) and they are burning because they represent the burning feelings of love that she has.

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 - Greed
Completed Series Combined
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modelling-girl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
i love these pictures, they've inspired my tattoo im having designed :)
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octogone Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lust doesn't equal love. Just saying.
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Noneofakind Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Another great piece and I liked that you explained the symbolism of the colors as well. Isn't their some ole tail of a ghostly lady who would wave a red scarf outside the window of men and would cause them to follow her?
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parawhorerin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your best one. Very nice :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much :hug:
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DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Need clothes.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
The clothes were in her way :P
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:iconkullis:
Kullis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I really like this series!!!!! Nicely done!!!!!!!!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :thanks:
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:iconkullis:
Kullis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
No worries!!
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spiritdavis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
wow i love this
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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scentofmyheart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
here is where I used your lovely image [link] thanks a lot!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Lovely writing :)
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scentofmyheart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome :aww:
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scentofmyheart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Hi , my name is Blaga and I'd like to ask you if I can use great your photo in my poetry blog for a poem called Seven deadly sins ... I'll be very happy if you say yes ..thank you !
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yes that's fine with me :)
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scentofmyheart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Thank you so much!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
No problem :)
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eilislornawalsh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
It's great but a little more intensity in her facial expression would make it better in my opinion.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Agreed :nod:
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yotsuki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Light blue? Seriously? Huh, that's weird, I always imagined Lust as a purple-red-pink sort of combo. Lust, the sin, is defined by Aristotle as 'excessive love of others, redering love of God as secondary'. Making lust, the loving excessively part, a sin always sort of pissed me off mostly because it clashese with my religous beliefs. The 'being obessessed with sex' part I totally understood though.
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elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Lust, loving excessively, becomes a sin when it's out of control. Just like all of the other deadly sins. Everyone gets a little bit of them all - it's when they control your actions that they become a problem
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SkyUchihaxX Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
This is my second favorite deadly sin. I love how you made it :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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SkyUchihaxX Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
You're welcome :D
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7resurrectionvirtues Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
you should do seven of the opposite, should be interesting.....
sins - seven evil - seven good concepts - virtues.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
lol I don't know...it was tiring enough just to do the sins
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n3cr0fear Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Congrats.
I faved'em all ^^
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome, thank you :D
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n3cr0fear Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
np ^^
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Greed-kun Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Honestly Lust is only detrimental if it interferes with love and destroys it
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Lust can do more then just that. It often blinds people and can cause them to make bad judgement calls and stupid decisions. Not to mention a lot of people confuse the strongest feelings of lust with love
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faeirie-child298 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
love this work of work so writing a poem to go with it so look out.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I'm happy to hear it inspired someone!
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ToraKage-BlackLight Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
This one has very much emotion!
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:iconfire-pixi:
fire-pixi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
i like them too... I just wondered... (if I'm allowed to ask..?) How did you make them??
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I used Adobe Photoshop CS :)
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fire-pixi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
oh.. Tanks.. I just came to think about it... They're really good, you know.... You got the body-language just right...!
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:iconretro2k:
retro2k Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful! This is a great serie! Wauw ;)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :thanks:
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lost-in-misery Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
u make the bad look good hahahaha Amazing work
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Shadowthebat Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
God! I love your 7 Deadly Sins Pics. That I collect them all.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :thanks:
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EmBOChops Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Student Writer
i think i cud easily say that this one is my favourite...

just simply amazing...well done :clap:
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Snowfox93 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
how come everyone uses women to do these 7 sin things? hmmmmmmmm?
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Eve tempted Adam in the garden with the apple - so that's why the seven deadly sins are typically depicted as women. The seven deadly sins are the different sins that tempt people
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Snowfox93 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
hmmmm it would just be something different....im sure adam did some things too..but of coures it would be eve lol o well
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I actually would have done some men too - but there's MUCH more available female stocks in a multitude of different poses and outfits than there are of men stocks
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