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7 Deadly Sins - Sloth by elestrial 7 Deadly Sins - Sloth by elestrial
Not even approaching death could rouse her to live.


Made for a project at school on the 7 Deadly Sins. This is the fifth 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
Why the color blue? Because I think sloth is more for those who are depressed and sad...not because of some medical condition...but because they sit there in self-pity. I wanted to illustrate that they have no desire to get up from their bed in the morning, to do anything at all (even if it's something they'd enjoy)...they have absolutely no motivation. I'm poking fun at the people that put themselves in that state of mind. The people who sit there "woe is me..." and cry and moan about every little thing that went wrong in their life. I think that's more of a deadly sin than the lazy. Hell, I'm lazy and it's not all that bad :P

The little saying I made for her above is illustrated in the picture. It's hard to see on some monitors, but there's actually a raven perched on her shoulder looking down at her. Ravens represent death. You know how lots of people go through that mid-life crisis? They realize they're aging and suddenly decide to start doing productive things with their lives? Well that's what I was getting at. Even as she gets older, she never goes through that "mid-life" crisis (not even approaching death could rouse her to live.)

Spider webs are all over her, suggesting she's been laying there for a while. Her eyes are partially open, so you know she's not asleep. She's laying there on her own free will.

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 - Greed - Lust
Completed Series Combined
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sakura-sakura-sakura Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I really love this one because it all makes perfect sense even if it 's creepy cuz I can identify with her a bit lol
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fullskis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Photographer
did you base these off of pictures? or from scratch?
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:iconvmara:
vmara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
It is amasing! :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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DarthD4ve Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Love this one. Easily the best in the series.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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ValentinexPlushie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I love it
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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:iconvalentinexplushie:
ValentinexPlushie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Your welcome
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:iconmynameisincaps:
MYNAMEISINCAPS Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist
I thought Sloth meant laziness. LOL I'm so dense.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Well, in a sense laziness is part of sloth
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DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
You made a wise choice of picking blue for sloth, cuz blue isn't suitable for lust.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, I deviated from the usual colors - went with what I felt fit more :)
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DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
but your model has her eyes open
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Writer
I think depression is a tragic illness, and not a sin, but this is still incredibly beautiful.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
In my opinion, sloth and depression are separate. Someone with depression doesn't go and do things because they are sad/depressed/lonely. A sloth person is someone who doesn't go and do things because they are very lazy and unwilling to find the motivation to do things. They're not depressed, simply un-driven.
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Sayashi-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this it looks amazing !!! ^.^
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :thanks:
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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miekeuyt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I really love this! :D Good job!
The Raven sort of looks like it's feeling sorry for her.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Featured in my journal [link]
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Out of all your Deadly Sins works, this one has the best symbolism and portrayal, in my opinion. I really liked how you described the sin and how you added the 'mid-life crisis' concept
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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bonbonka Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing manipulation! :dalove:
linked: [link]
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for linking to my piece!
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Wethington Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
this is great
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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Wethington Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
your welcome :D
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eilislornawalsh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
She's pressing her boobs together because of her position, that's gotta hurt? L.O.L.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, I hadn't even noticed that
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Snow10101 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
This isn't a drawing..... this is ART.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
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eilislornawalsh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Other than wrath this is the deadly sin I am probably most guilty of. L.O.L. it's good, good embodiment.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Haha :giggle:
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angryprincess116 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
nice
thats me lol
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle:
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yotsuki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I agree, blue is a sort of 'slothful' color. The deepest stage of depression sort of reminds me of sloth. That stage where they can't even get themselves to kill themselves. It's only when start getting better that they can go through with it, making suicide even more of a tragedy. I liked the pose that was chosen, it lends a sort of melancholy look to it but the spider webs look more like cracks on a window pane. It would have looked a little better if they looked more... I don't know, spider-webby. Sorry if that isn't much help.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! I agree, they are too straight and cartoony - not whispy and spider-webby :D
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starlitxeyes Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats pretty awesome!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :thanks:
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alexisflores Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
awesome!! this is my sin! :bored:
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:w00t:
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ellyboo22 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
All of them are beautiful
:typerhappy:
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :thanks:
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ellyboo22 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:):):):)
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pinkfloydsrainbow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Beautiful work. ^__^
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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pinkfloydsrainbow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
You are welcome.
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