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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.

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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Noneofakind Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Hell hath no fury like a women scorned"
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
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!
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Kojak-Dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I love the background, her dress, and her expression.
elestrial Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
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!! :)
elestrial Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! You should post your 7 Deadly Sins work of gluttony on deviantart :)
TheAmazingElizabeth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
[Insert long impressed whistle here]
elestrial Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
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