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The Seven Deadly Sins: WRATH
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Published: December 20, 2006
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"Wrath - Inappropriate feelings of hatred and anger. (...)Impatience with the law, or seeking revenge outside of justice, such as with unnecessary vigilantism. Wishing to do evil or harm to others." - Wikipedia

symbolism:
The colour theme - the colours red, orange, black remind me of fire -> destruction
Lightning (in the frame and background)- something destructive, rapid, uncontrollable
The hairstyle - another reference to fire
The make-up - a reference to battle marks (you know, face painting etc)
The feathers - (I tried to make them look "sharp" rather than soft and fluffy); to me, in this form they bare a resemblance to tribes -> Wrath seen as something wild and primal.
The whip she is holidng - a symbol of power
The shattered earth - the influence Wrath has on the world

The date of the submission is symbolic as well - it has been exactly 2 years since I have first started the series. :(


technical:
- I am aware that the style and the technique is much simpler than what I have displayed in my recent works, but I had to keep the style consistant throughout the series. So yes, I know I haven't painted every wrinkle or skin pore etc.
- art nouveau stylization (A.Mucha); couple of refs used but nothing copied straight nor nothing major (whip for example)
- about 30 hours spent in Painter



So it's finally all done...
Vanity
Envy
Lust
Avarice
Sloth
Gluttony


Thank you all so, so much. If you have a spare second, please check my journal. :)

PS. I am NOT doing the Heavenly Virtues.
PS2. The print, in case you want one, will be available anytime now. :)
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Danilo-Costa's avatar
Danilo-Costa|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work!Love 
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WerecatqueenNic's avatar
This is my favorite of the 7
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Bcthomas25's avatar
Love this! Totally wicked! The hair style is perfect!
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WerecatqueenNic's avatar
Keep your fake ass chain mail AWAY from this masterpiece!
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howdoidothis01's avatar
Outside of Justice, Exactly what would constitute Justice today?
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MikieHazard|Professional General Artist
Cool! ~Lisa
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Bittersilk's avatar
ahh one of the seven that has brought me the most trouble, luckily I grew out of it... (now it's sloth I'm having trouble with, there should be a deadly sin called procrastination, but I guess it goes well under sloth)
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01jebedeeah|Hobbyist General Artist
Great!!
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DGCain's avatar
Looks amazing
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goldtwh's avatar
FABULOUS set of prints.
Thank you for sharing,
Jill
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SimplyCookie|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is so bold and striking. I love everything, from the style to the colours to the costume design :D
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taisiakat|Hobbyist Artist
This is still my alltime favorite
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SimplyPixelizing|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on finishing!
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Rickstew|Student Artist
amazing
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IsabellaLivingston|Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful! Black Rose 
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n2n44's avatar
really wonderful , very impressive ;)
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BloodyWolfGirl246|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! You deserve an award! I see these pictures of yours everywhere!
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LeoJacks's avatar
Amazing. Simply stunning. All seven.
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MrJuniorer|Hobbyist General Artist
This is freakin' awesome!!
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One of my all time favs :D
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