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7 Deadly Sins - Wrath by elestrial 7 Deadly Sins - Wrath by elestrial
All reason set aside, raw emotion is released in it's darkest form


Made for a project at school on the 7 Deadly Sins. This is the fourth of the 7-part series. I apologize for the material on the right side, that's a part of sloth. 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
Excuse her incredibly large dress. She's the centerpiece in this 42" long picture, so I wanted her to stand out from the other sins.

Red is quite frequently used to represent anger...hence why I used so much red in this picture. The sky in the background is stormy and fiery, to symbolise the chaos that's inside of her. The blood that is pouring out of her nose, mouth, and eyes isn't because she's killed anything. It's actually her own blood. Blood pressure rises when we are angry and I was trying to convey that her blood pressure is so high it's pouring out of her. Also, they say that when you're angry "all you see is red." Which is quite literal in her case since her eyes are all bloodied-up now.

The dead birds on the ground weren't just put there to add some morbid twist to this picture. I wanted to show that her rage can lead to violence, but I did not want to put skulls in there to be confused with Envy. So whatever it was I would pick, it would have to be either hurt & dying, or not fully decayed yet. After much thought I decided what would really convey her rage was if the creature was something innocent, that only someone evil & twisted could hurt. If I put infants in there, that would probably be interpreted in a different way - with a political twist to it. So, I had to stick with something non-human. I also wanted the creature to be something that can escape danger easily. Since I couldn't do a human, (who has the mental capacity to get away from danger), I had to pick something that had the physical capabilities to easily escape danger (not necessarily the mental capacity). Nothing fits those parameters as well as a bird. So, the dead birds are there as a message saying that nothing can escape her wrath, not even the innocent birds (who can evade almost anything).

And I think it's pretty clear why I picked the model I did. I couldn't find any stock that could match that sheer emotion that I wanted wrath to have. Much thanks go to the stock provider :)

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 - Sloth - Greed - Lust
Completed Series Combined
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:iconnoneofakind:
Noneofakind Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Hell hath no fury like a women scorned"
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gothgirl1212 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mean to be offensive here, just a bit of constructive criticism, the women, in my opinion, seems as though she is in pain and I didn't notice the birds until I read what you wrote. I hope I didn't offend you, if I did I'm sorry, but overall good work
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juliet-rose-chanel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Artist
So powerful... beautiful. I absolutely love them so much, you are S-O talented!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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Kojak-Dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I love the background, her dress, and her expression.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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EloShinku Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
love your work! fully justified and very true...random commentary xD : i also had to do sins in school i mean a representation of them xD (I love this theme, give much to work with) my career is industrial design and the task was "make the sin with colour" the sin i chose was gluttony so i had to look a lot about it really a loooot xD that's why i love your justification "not only is eating too much actually it means excess" great job!! :)
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elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! You should post your 7 Deadly Sins work of gluttony on deviantart :)
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:icontheamazingelizabeth:
TheAmazingElizabeth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
[Insert long impressed whistle here]
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:thanks:
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Opaqueninja00 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful! I think this one is my favorite of your 7 deadly sins... but it could be sloth. Bah! I can't decide!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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LiliumRosette Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an absolute masterpiece. I love and adore it.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :thanks:
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DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Dead birds look like dead knights to me.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Really?
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DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Interface Designer
yeah, cuz I don't see their dead heads or feathers anywhere in the picture. Plus warriors fight when their angry too.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Ooooh okay
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photo-girl007 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you're representations of all the deadly sins... I'm doing a project very similar to what you had to do so your representations are really helpful!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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photo-girl007 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem!
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NameChoosinIsTirin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
This is a beautiful work of art. But forgive me for saying so, it seems to convey despair rather than wrath. Twisted, anguished pain, an emotional hurricane. The kind of despair that drives you almost to brink of madness - like losing a lover or one's family but not wrath. I believe it to be a magnificent work that truly captures emotion, only that the emotion captured is not what was intended.
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elestrial Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :) Yeah, I agree I could have pushed it farther with wrath - maybe I'll go back and redo this series some day
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xxplagueratxx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Very pretty, the blood adds a very nice touch.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww:
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eilislornawalsh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
You could've put a few holes and rips in her clothing where she's torn madly at it in rage? That would help convey her feeling of anger and wrath.
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elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Oh - good idea :nod:
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bleumoon123 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
it's captures the very essence of wrath! I love it.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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Snow10101 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
This stuff is amazing. I love the way you take this stuff and make it into a work of true, genuine art.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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alcreative9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Hi! Can I borrow your picture just for our publication? Don't worry, your name will be mentioned in our acknowledgements.

Hoping for your immediate response.
Thanks.
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
What publication?
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pockiechiccy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Epic darkness
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:thanks:
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yotsuki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Why did you choose Wrath as your centerpiece?

Wrath is my first favorite sin, if you can have a favorite sin, and not because I'm guilty of it. Mostly because you can have a 'good' reason for getting angry and it would still be bad. It's letting your anger control you. If I remember right Wrath was put on level 4 in the Inferno, in the upper circles that house the 'sins of incontinence', or lack of control. I always sort of put Violence with Wrath, even though they're seperate levels in the Inferno. The Wrathful get Violent most times, do they not?
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elestrial Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I made wrath the center piece because it is the most out of control, and filled with many different emotions. Not to mention it just worked the most compositionally

And I think there's also a 'silent' wrath - not necessarily violent.
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hhiHEYhello Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
i like this crimson color. goodjob!
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elestrial Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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omnigeek13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
i have to say, i love the blood detailing and the look of anguish on her face. people often associate wrath with anger, but forget the misery that being consumed by it produces. bravo!
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elestrial Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
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SkyUchihaxX Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
This is my very first favorite sin :) I love how you have the blood coming out of her face. I also love how you have the sky in the background. Would you mind if I used this on my chatango website as my background for my profile?
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elestrial Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
That's fine with me, as long as you give credit somewhere :)
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SkyUchihaxX Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Thanks :D I'll put a creditability to you on my full profile on Chatango, so they know it's from you =)
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Tyrameg Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
May I use the lady in this picture for something I'm making? She fits in perfectly :D
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
No, you can't use my artwork for your artwork, but I got the stock images for her from here:
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vitality-of-a-freak Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
I love it!
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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amaya01990 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
y is every 7 deadly sin bloody its freaking disgusting
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Only wrath has blood, and that's because it is very destructive
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