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Seven Deadly Sins by Procrust Seven Deadly Sins by Procrust
Well, as I promised, I mixed all my Deadly Sins together on one piece! Don't see the point to write descriptions, you can read what I think about every sin on separate artworks (see the links beneath).

Hope you like it! Thank that people who waited for every new sin for all the time I've been drawing them :love: Hope I didn't disappoint you!
Please, don't forget to look through the gallery of my personal "7 Deadly Sins" consultant - Astrkv [link]

Here you can see every sin with description

And Gluttony: [link]
(DA can show only 6 pictures, unfortunatelly)

Music theme: Deathstars Virtue To Vice
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It is by sheer technique a really good piece, but the main problem with it is the lack of difference between each Sin sans Wrath and Gluttony. The lack of variety is the downfall of this piece and if you ever returned to this piece or similar theme, more variety would be in order to increase the impact. It's difficult to distinguish Pride and Envy for example - they are drawn only with some differences. Another problem that inhibits the impact of your vision so to speak is the lack of variation amongst facial expressions that the Sins are showing.

The prime improvement that can be easily achieved is more diversity amongst the individual design for each sin. The symbolism connected with each sin could also be elaborated upon, making it more distinct or indeed visible - you use them yes, but they aren't always obvious to all. Greed as such is indeed a prisoner of his own desire but is it obvious on the first glance what it's referring to? Probably not without being used to looking for metaphors in art or literature they come in contact with.

Oddly enough, the women for lust is slightly out of place - if not for pride's placement, she would become the focus of the picture by the virtue of being unique amongst seven angels - even then, she still draws attention away from the theme of the art. On the other hand, Gluttony by far is your best character design on the flip side - it is distinct enough without extreme reference.

Your technique is something I would envy were I a artist ... it is in fact brilliant. I have to say it makes the impact greater than it would be otherwise. Your drawing style as well as the actual colour filling was very good indeed, which leaves me nothing to pick at - sans you alternating to a different style slightly, I can't help you there.

The idea itself is rather original as most people do not create Seven Sins as angels, but rather normal humans, making your concept fresh in a sense.

Also, Deathstars are awesome. Did you like "Motherzone"?
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Eon101 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
A long time ago, there used to be EIGHT deadly sins instead of seven. After the schism of the Christian church into the Roman Catholic and Orthodox denominations in the eleventh century, the eighth sin slowly fell into obscurity. The Roman Catholic side decided to remove the eighth sin, while the orthodox kept it (I'm not making this up, look it up if you don't believe me) That eight deadly sin was Despair. 
DanielRafferty Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece! Will need to look at each individually and get you take from their descriptions. Have to agree with the critique somewhat except perhaps the point on the distinctions between Envy and Pride as I've always seen them as two sides of the same coin though I don't know if that's where you were going for(as aspects of the one person which it may represent it works well though and i don't agree with the imagery being a problem if people can't distinguish the sins from look alone.). Great original piece overall gave me a bit of insight and inspiration for my own interpretation. Currently in the midst of a project that will heavily employ supernatural elements such as this. instead of being of being ethereal or "angelic," though my pieces depict the constructs of heaven, hell, sin and virtue in more of a cynical and managerial position with the seven deadly sins being casino security making sure only the house is cheating people, however the imagery has given me food for thought. Enough so I can reflect on certain people i know(myself included.) match them to the sin and cross reference it with the kind of figures they "worship".
Sloth is a particular favorite as it immediately reminded me of a mate in my youth who thought he was the Keith Richards:P
Keep up the good work! Will be coming back when I have time to check out more pieces of yours!   
ShaVFotos Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Professional Photographer
This is amazing!!
LeticiaT Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
This is awesome! Can you make a seven virtues one to go with it? I love that you did it with angels.
Chitheidiot Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Gluttony looks like me oml
IvelliosShadowLord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lust has a nice booty doh and Wrath has a killer mowhawk. Greed is a sexy mo fo. 
It would be so cool if you now drew the 7 virtues (list on wikipedia, couldn't post the link because the system thought it was spam) 

I understand it is a lot of work, and takes a while, but I think the dichotomy in your artwork would be very nice to see. If you chose to do so, good luck! I can't wait!
Izumii89 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can't fight the feeling taht i like envy the most and wrath the most XD
alithking Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
WOW! Amazing art work, congratulations!
bachterman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
gluttony is always fat. i picture gluttony as a skinny bulimic, with green stomach acid around his mouth.
anungh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
beautiful, But the facial expressions lacks in these sins, pride must look from above like he's everything,
envy is skeptical yet sinistre,
lust must be passionate on fire eating from the women's neck, it's like he's sinking into his sin,
wrath ( just look at god of war or WAR character from darksiders game)
cynt001 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love this.  I have been looking for deadly sins men for a while.  First one I found.  Thank You
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! O_O
Fallen-star12 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
This is amazing ;w; You ever think about doing the seven virtues?
tiny-french-vampire Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I love these! Such a cool change from having the seven deadly sins always portrayed as women!
EndragAnest Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
had Lust been holding a guy
Id like this a LOT more ;)
CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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anushka90 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Hi Procrust,

I'm a member of a Christian ministry called Holy Spirit Interactive based in the Middle East (UAE) whose founder is Aneel Aranha. 

Aneel brings out a magazine each quarter with a print run of 1,000 copies and although it is given out for free, it is a quality publication.

His next cover feature is on The Seven Deadly Sins and we have came across this artwork of yours on the 7 deadly sins and I found it depicted very well. 

I am writing to you to ask if we can use this artwork in the publication. We can't afford to pay you anything, because like I said the magazine is free, but I promise to send you a copy of the magazine the moment it is out.

Please let me know. If you permit us to use the artwork, we will need the images in a little higher resolution so that we can reproduce them properly.

Do check out Aneel on His facebook page is

Kind regards,
Zenia Noronha
NeverPoster Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow. They could encourage me to be a sinner.
beccyandj Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Jay- Love this i want it in a tattoo
DieHardMusicMan9125 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
fantastic job going in faves! 
Darkfeather21 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at this, it made me wonder... What would you envision as the Seven Holy Virtues?
Reaktou Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Great representation.
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
These are a few of my favourite sins...
Andharian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
why is sloth so well built?
wolfgirl-el Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
BlackLokiGod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Absolutely beautiful!
Yeshuash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Ever thought of making the 7 heavenly virtues?
BlueFire986 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, you have very beautiful work!

Sadly, I wanted to let you know someone has post this on Facebook, the same person stole one of my pieces and tried to pass it off as their own as well. Just wanted to give you the heads up and to spread the word that we have another art thief going around...

Here is the link: [link]
Dadeviouz1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
i absolutely love this.
and your technique...
would totally love to learn how to make such flawless details.
kamikazephotography Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
wonderful rendition of Seven Deadly Sins :)
AbbysMomma Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It isn't often I see the sins depicted as males. Good job.
LOURDES-LAVEAU Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This rendering is exceptional!!!! It reminds me of how much I loved the movie Seven the first time I saw it. Great great job!!
If you did five additional images of lesser sin, it would be a great calendar. :clap: :worship:
this is freaking amazing!!! like stop being so awesome, you are hurting my eyes!! +__o
Pokermind Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Ochen korashow e bolshoi (Sorry no Cyrillic keyboard) The art is very good and large. Added to faves and sending llama.
Enynn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh i just love this.
gdpr-16812140 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Mmm, not working for me, sorry. They draw very well, but lack unique of aspects of characterization that would immediately give you the idea about what kind of sin they are.
Procrust Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Че ж поделать)))
GeorgeLurii Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Привет земляк)
Procrust Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Konamiabstract Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Hi! Just letting you know this deviation got featured in this week's edition of Digitally Delicious: [link] :)
mangasockattack Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exceptional! Tae detail and work on each on is fantastic! I can see this is an art gallery, it's fantastic!
Umode Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Really good!
hatredofamber Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Finally! I HATE HATE HATE it when seven of the most wicked temptations of mankind are always portrayed as pretty, glittery, happy, or CHIBI, but this captures the images of the sins greatly! I love Pride, Wrath, Lust, and Envy the most.

How I hope Lust loves both men and women alike...:horny:
ellencore Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
My Gav is forever going to be greed....I halft sinned so badly in that one... I think I have "Liked" or "faved" just about everything on this site over the last five years and I can say, newest addition that you have become tittled, that your art has been :iconfacebooklikeabossplz: . Great job you have filled my folder just a bit more towards making it spill out of its container.
VulpsVulps Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
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