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Lust
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Published: September 27, 2008
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This week's Character Creation assignment! Design two characters; one embodying your worst trait, and one embodying your best. I suppose you can probably guess that this is a worst-trait kinda sitch-ee-ation. I saw it as an opportunity to be a little uncomfortably honest and get this out there. I feel like the more thoroughly I bring this sort of thing into the light, the more thoroughly I put it to death. So here it is: Lust.
Fun, huh? :(
I think it's important to say, for those who'll hear; through faith in Christ I have been given victory over this thing. As a result, I don't see this is a dirty or pessimistic piece (and I'm certainly not setting out to offend anyone)...I just thought I should be honest. It's a discussion (artistically) I've been wanting to have, since it has been one of the principal themes of my life. It's just important to me to call sin "sin".
And hey, look: hope!
That said, here's the character design! Hope you guys can appreciate it :D

I'm taking off the parental warning...but let me know if y'all think I should put it back on!

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More info on these pieces at my blog! [link]
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Kaliko08's avatar
Kaliko08Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hands down best representation of Lust ever seen so far
Zinfer's avatar
ZinferStudent Digital Artist
Whoa! You're a Christian?! that's awesome! So am I. This is such a unique take on lust and though it's uncomfortable, it gets the message across with painful clarity. 

(I know this is an older image) I've been loving going through your gallery. You've quickly become one of my favorite artists.
Zemium's avatar
ill shit my pants if this thing ever existed lol. anyways great work!
Red-Jirachi-2's avatar
I don't get how this represents Lust. I have my own views about what the seven sins would look like
* Superbia-???
* Avaritia-A kind of cybernetic goblin who's weak, atrophied body is maintained by golden prosthetic implants
* Luxuria-A mass of eyes, mouths and ears on a body of snakes and arms
* Invidia-A reflective humanoid
* Gula-A skeleton who's "flesh" is composed of locusts
* Ira-A mass of violent, whipping muscles with sharp weapons embedded in it
* Acedia-Some hollow cape of skin, jutting out from the ground in a body horror fashion
JediMase's avatar
Very courageous for you to show such a raw take on your struggle. I've fought this fellow myself.
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KorwynzeHobbyist Digital Artist
ohno it a creepy handmonster! geh, i have a good reason too never ever meet it in my whole life, a damn good reason
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thebigjbProfessional Artist
Holy cow! As I read through your description of Mercy, I thought to myself "that seems like a very Christ-like trait to admire". Then I saw this piece and continued to wonder...and then I read the description. It put a big smile on my face. :D

Hard to add this one to my favorites, but I did so because I can identify. It grosses me out and is grotesque...but that's kinda the point. The slavering mouth; the hundred eyes; the grasping, clawing hands; the extended (and yet weak?), grasping "member". Well done, sir.
Trollfeetwalker's avatar
This is a refreshingly original and unsettling take on Lust. usually it's just some preposterously-proportioned demon-wench.

Heh, spider-pig.
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nicholaskoleProfessional Digital Artist
lol
GoldenTar's avatar
I think I had similar experience. I'm really glad that Christ gave you power to defeat your problem :hug:
You're really talented guy, and I'm big fan of your art :)
Keep your good work and faith up ♥
translyania's avatar
UHHHH... HAND PENIS
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o-FLYNN-oProfessional General Artist
I had to fave this, not only because of the intense embodiment had me taken aback, the seeming astounding accuracy of how this should be represented, but also what you had to say. I was second guessing it but your comments sealed the deal. Really amazing piece.
maszkara's avatar
Wow, that's rude. You have a head full of smashing ideas! ;D
Limman's avatar
this is awesome! i love your honesty, your work is really inspiring! God Bless You!
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ghostcharmerProfessional Digital Artist
congrats on the faith! ^w^
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Invader-NnaHobbyist General Artist
An arm where a puhoho should be eh? nice lol
sharp90210's avatar
I love your designs, and also your openness about your faith!!! Keep up the great work!
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terrorwolfStudent Digital Artist
i really like this its so cool the
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KraaibriefHobbyist Writer
It's an impressive sight, and the hands and the physical features suit the theme.
perfect use of the may or may not be purposely link to Pan, the flute and legs.
Impressive.
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musigalHobbyist General Artist
I fully appreciate your total openness about your Christianity. As you can probably tell from all the favorites, I also adore your art. Thanks for representing Christ so well!
Meadowknight's avatar
Awesome job! And love your description...I'm also a Christian and struggle with the same vice, lol. The first way to work at overcoming a weakness is to stop denying it, to properly face it. It's really tough trying to balance out what the body wants and what's best for the spirit, that's for sure. Great job with the character too, very creative!
Meadowknight's avatar
Awesome job! And love your description...I'm also a Christian and struggle with the same vice, lol. The first way to work at overcoming a weakness is to stop denying it, to properly face it. It's really tough trying to balance out what the body wants and what's best for the spirit, that's for sure. Great job with the character too, very creative!
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Just wanted to say that you absolutely rock: as an artist, as an apologist and as a Brother-in-Christ! Keep on rockin', bro!

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