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The Seven Deadly Sins: LUST by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: LUST by dahlig
Hello everyone!
So after 2 months of silence, I am giving you Lust

This is the third one of the serie, first ones are Vanity and Envy

"Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body."

The theme:
As you can see, from my Lust sketch I have only kept the pose, but totally changed the face.
I think that this one fits the topic better.
I see Lust as being concentrated on yourself, being "drowned in your own world" kind of way, rather than seducting and being "flirty"(and this look was used in the sketch)
Ok, nevermind :P

About the symbolism:
The color - I am aware of the fact, that according to some sources Lust is connected with blue. To me though, blue just doesn't do it - It's too "cold", and therefore I picked(surprise) red - connection with the color of flame, warmth. No I am not connecting lust with love :P

The frame - uses the flame pattern... my thought-connections were: flame -> burning desire -> lust

The waterfall - something rapid, unpredictable, not controlable :]

The picture took me a long LONG time to finish, mainly because I have done 2 other versions which I was not satisfied with.
Done in Painter7 and Photoshop CS in an uncoutable number of hours XD

Hope you like it!

DISCLAIMER: As I am currently working on another project, I will take a break from the Seven Deadly Sins Serie, BUT I DEFINITELY AM planning on finishing it. The next one, coming probably in a few months will be SLOTH :)

PS. Just in case you're interested, I am now submitting Lust as a printout:)
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WorthAShot1234 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
Well, Lust's expression can convey what she really is to us. Her luring appearance can make anyone be entangled with her. 
WerecatqueenNic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Woman, at least put a bra on, geez!
devduck01 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Great work on all seven, one of the freshest and most interesting takes on the Seven Deadly Sins I have seen in some time :)
Xenon3120 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I like your perception of Lust.
This art is not only gorgeous to look at, but the added facial language upon her own touch, while elegant, also displaying small sparks of desire toward sin and the sinner.
Incredible. Your artwork has a lot of life put into it.
6The6Overlord6 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
I'm pretty sure almost every male in existence has this.
Winged--Maned--Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so beautiful, I love her pose here
SomeGuyLMAO22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
ma favourite sin baby (insert lenny face here)
AmiloFinn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These are the most beautiful seven deadly sins I've ever seen.
PanamaGamesArtWork Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Student Photographer
A very good concept executed perfectly. :)
ArtFlooded Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
LoveRunsRed Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
I thought I'd let you know that someone is using this set without permission in a quiz here:…
k-i-t-t-n Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Artist
Ухты! новая работка!
joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Really beautiful work
otenbr Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Great work. Very beautiful!
BoldRobber Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2015
The self-consuming flame  Ring Of Fire We all gotta burn sometime
n2n44 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
as sweet as visually impressive :)
BloodyWolfGirl246 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As a person who is awfully lustful myself, I can honestly say that this picture is a perfect depiction of lust! Especially the flames within the circle!
Akihiko-Miraimeji Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Tip on fedora and you're good.
BloodyWolfGirl246 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you good sir. (late reply, holy damn)
TheLittleDoodler Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It is a good choice to use red as her color, because it is the color of love. I'm not saying that lust is love, but lust can be very easily mistaken as love, which as a sad thing. You can engage in sexual activities and such, but all for the lust, not love. Friends with benefits, is today's term for that. You just cannot have good relations, much less sexual engagement with someone, without a good basis of love.

Thank you for taking your time to make such exquisite pieces of art.
craftyrat Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.... just wow
beefresh031 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JessJolly Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to be gross...but I think we all know what the waterfall represents XD that aside, I love this series.
AjaxTelamoneis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the waterfall symbolism.

(Also love the way her hair kind of echoes it, being so long and flowing down her back.)
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
This amazing artwork has been featured here:…
BritanniaLoyalist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never understood how Blue is connected with Lust myself I agree red suits it more
x-Bea-x Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember seeing this painting in a magazine! Can't think of the name though..I was in high school at that time and I was literally obsessed with your art.. And I still am :)
TouharaNaoya Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Beautiful without being obscene, and the flaming red is perfect with it I think :)
LuEroSo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking for the one who made these... Good job, my friend :D
Chopay75 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
great work!
Konack1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about Lust as in a lust for power, wealth, etc?
Ryan2315 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I love it, and I greatly admire how you put so much effort into your art, and how you explain your reasons for everything in the picture. It's amazing. Don't ever stop being an artist, you've got talent.
bleazy02 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Well, being "drowned in your own world" is something more akin to pride, but I still like it. -Thumbs Up-
Illismere Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I love it! Reminds me very much of Aphrodite- a perfect representation of lust :)
ArtilleryTortoise Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I think your reasoning on this is sound. :nod:
Therefore, I like it more! :D
lost-in-the-void Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
It's one of my favs of this "7 deadly sins" series!
Shostalicht Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
I absolutely love Lust's dress and hair, and the idea of using a waterfall for symbolism is inspired.
pboff Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
would you like you art to be featured in or publicity material with links to your other work. We are doing an international theatrical project with universities in Spain and UK.
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
it has been featured here:

Feel free to join at this group.  Your art is tremendously amazing.
vvvulpea Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had to prove that I could amount to something this picked me up when I was down this put me back in the swing of things I figured I should share the wealth
BunnyMilk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Ive decided no more diets! Try this
Phlark Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Look what i found here
sensationalchef Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
this is probably a stupid question but i would so pay for a print in this but was wondering if you could do it in the blue. I love this pic and this sin. lol I saw it took you a while but i still wanted to ask in case the answer could be a yes. :D You can find me on face book under Jennifer Greiner or contact me at Thanks in advance for any response!
BrooBroo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
may i have the story that goes with this pic?
Katsumi96Dokuro Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lust fits good
pervertpattie Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I think this picture is fantstic wit the colors and patterns used in this pic.!
Shen449ismyfoe Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Artist
adrilida1411 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Excellent all the jobs .Congratulations!!!!!!
Kitan777 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think her dress is the one I love the most,besides Sloth's.
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