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CJCroen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mentioned this on the original post but I have a little headcanon regarding Sloth: It's actually the most powerful of the Devilbirds, because it can cause all sorts of destruction simply by existing; this permits it to do as little as possible and still be a destructive monstrosity.

But here's the catch: Sloth is SO lazy that even existing sounds like a chore to it. So it chooses not to, instead remaining a barely formed embryo in its egg, never existing and thus never achieving the potential destruction it could cause.

But that's just my dumb little headcanon. Feel free to smite me for trying to mess up your cool creation, Mr. Scythmantis XD
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monkeymargarett2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional
what kind of toxic waste did they drink?
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Prophet-malum Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Writer

Did you know there used to be Eight Deadly Sins?

 

The Eighth was Despair.

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AbsolutSin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I mean, there are minor sins for literally everything. The seven are the deadly ones.
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TheExtremeTardigrade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really?
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Luckydog34 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lust's face makes me think of a maskless drill baby.
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ColdMoons712 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Are you ever going to color the "Advanced" Devilbirds, such as Diablymous or Bonnagander? Those would be awesome to see colored :3
Might I say that Gluttony looks absolutely disgusting when colored X3
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Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
sloth doesn't do anything, we know that. but what happens if you smashed the egg?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Goop!
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emissaryofhatred Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
dude you should make it as a wallpaper :D good job, i like lust the best
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c69-is-me Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Nice try on the classic subject!

Here is the critique:
- Sloth and Gluttony are best,
- Pride is ok, too
- Wrath is not agressive, that sux
- Envy is not upset, so that's also not good
- Lust is weird, and not lusty.
- Greed is complete crap.

You can do better ;)
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Greed is my favorite, actually :p I based it on the old myth that barnacles are baby geese, and my concept has it working a little like an oyster in that there's "treasure" inside the shell. Treasure so heavy, it can't lift its blind head off the ground.

I thought it would be perfect to make Lust a baby-like monster, since babies are a consequence of sex. Possibly the most horrific consequence possible, of course.

Wrath is meant to look helpless and malformed, which would be the reason it's so hateful of everything else. I'm honestly not a big fan of "aggressive" looking monsters. I find weird and sickly a lot creepier.

I've never though of envy as an "upset" state...it's more of a "longing" state. Since it comes from a dissatisfaction or lack of appreciation for what you have, the Envy bird has a weak, pathetic and minimal body - it doesn't have anything to be happy with.

It's a nice gesture, but I can't really use a critique on these guys, since their designs are absolutely final for projects already in the works. They've built up some fans, too, who would hate to see them change :)
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c69-is-me Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Yes, oyster and pearl is a great metaphor, but what the pic fails to show is the need for "posession", for "holding" that greed is known for.

Babies are not the worst consequences of lust, contrary to modern belief )) Lust is a fire that burns its victim's soul, i dunno if you have experience with nymphomaniacs and have ever seen their empty yet wanting eyes. Very similar to junkies.

on Wrath, i think you convinced me with your version )) though personally i would add a smirk or subtle smile to that pathetic blood-thirsty bird.

Envy has perfect body for it, but not the mood. It doesn't look that lacking anything bothers it.

ps: as for the designs, of course - they will stay as they are, if they are final. But i suspect, you will revisit the topic some years later ;)
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The devil birds are more about their powers than their looks, ultimately; I just made color versions for a shirt/buttons because some people asked me to :)
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c69-is-me Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Yeah )
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MegamanNeos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
You know, I'm having trouble deciding which is the most disturbing.
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Carni-Vorus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so getting this shirt! D: You are awesome!
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
sold.
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WimblesTheCreator Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
And just like that, my wallpaper changes. Bravisimo, beautiful in their gruesome and gore-geous forms.
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IggyHazard Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still want to see what the offspring of Gluttony and Sloth would lo0k like (no surprize there). :laughing:
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That would throw off my careful numerical balance, though! I had the hybrids carefully conceived so that each of the basic seven are used exactly twice for different hybrids :p
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Under-Stage-Man Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
OOH! I just had an idea. What would happen if you tried to cross all of 'em?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I already changed "Diablymous" weeks ago to be the result :p

For the first seven to combine anyway. There's also the advanced seven...
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Meta-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Writer
Sloth is the best! good stuff.
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