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Acedia by kuschelirmel Acedia by kuschelirmel
Accedia, or sloth also known as the spiritlessness of the heart, is one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

:pointr: There are so many people who have tried their hands at this theme before me, I know. I still feel this is a great theme, so I'm trying to do it my way.

While I have read what is "usually associated" with all the sins - in this case the colour light blue and the goat - I chose not to follow this traditional approach, but instead try and find out what comprises the sins for me. I do not want to give you my whole thought process (this is a bit too personal, I'd say), just a little bit of insight maybe:
  • listlessness can have many reasons: some people are just lazy and procrastinate endlessly cos they "just do", while others may be in a deep state of depression which this image is supposed to portray
  • nothing can bring them to get up, even if someone were to "put them upright": in the image, the woman still very much seems to be in a sleeping position despite the perspective
  • she covers herself with blankets, but those blankets have holes and she feel vulnerable despite it all
  • her world is colourless, and she tries not to look, but her mind races on about what she should be doing (brushwork and clouds around her head + more vivid colours there)
  • She feels bound to the floor even though objectively it's just a week link that she could tear off if she just wanted to
I know that the sin is not a sin if you're suffering from an illness, but I know people that aren't really ill who just wallow in self pity like this all day. No one can help them cos they don't really want help. They want pity maybe, I dunno. But the fact is that every attempt at getting them cheered up leads to the helper getting frustrated and depressed instead and that is when sloth is a sin in my book.


More from this series::pointr: The Seven Deadly Sins Collection

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Stock from *mjranum-stock & ~teatoo as well as my own :heart:
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!:clap:
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I love the tones you got in this image. Great stuff!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wouldn't have been possible without your stock :love:
so thank you double, for stock and the lovely comment :)
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pedroography Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   Interface Designer
above the beauty
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evilartist21 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
sloth
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:iconvampiregirl1700:
vampiregirl1700 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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vampiregirl1700 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Wonderful!WONDERFUL!!:clap:
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   General Artist
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digimagicnb Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
very nice!
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Schnette Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Gro▀artig!!
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mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
The language you chose to express this piece is simply STUNNING
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much :heart:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional
Phew, wow, das ist mal eine tolle arbeit. gefällt mir wirklich gut. die sehr subtilen farben, der zarte körper unter den feinen linien der netzartigen kleidung....und die idee dahinter gefällt mir auch sehr gut.
Die einzige kleine kritik die ich habe, ist, dass ich irgendwie das gefühl habe, dass diese netze ein wenig mehr der schwerkraft folgen sollten - oder aber konsequent über den körper fallen. momentan ist beides so ein wenig im bild. Aber das ist eigentlich auch alles was mich ein wenig stört.
Sonst prima Bild! :nod:

Daniel
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vielen dank! hohes kompliment von dir :love:

zur verteidigung hab ich zu sagen, dass die perspektive symbolhaften charakter hat: sie "liegt auf" und ist gebunden an die rechte seite, die damit eigentlich unten wäre. aber sie "steht aufrecht" in der art wie das bild gedreht ist. genauso wie sie zwei perspektiven hat, haben die "fetzen" auch zwei... ich hoffe das macht sinn ^^;
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memod Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional
Hehe, gern geschehen :hug:

aaaaber ich glaub was die fetzen angeht, stimme ich dir trotzdem nicht zu :giggle: Ich denke, es wirkt eher verwirrend, wenn sie sich in zwei richtungen bewegen. Ich glaube einfach, es wär gut die kleidung entweder durchgängig an den körper zu drücken, oder aber in die richtung hängen / fallen zu lassen, die in dem bild das 'unten' darstellt.
aber die meinung musst du natürlich nicht teilen, ist halt nur so mein gefühl :lol: :hug:
Hatte selbst mit meinem letzten aktbild vor der frage gestanden, ob ich es nicht surrealer wirken lasse, indem ich es senkrecht stelle, aber mich dann aus ähnlichen gründen dagegen entschieden, haha :D
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dein kopf hängt zu sehr an der realität ;P

:blowkiss:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional
ach unsinn :giggle: ich? realität? :giggle:

ach irrrmel :evileye: :glomp:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional
kichert madame mit hintergedanken? :evileye: :giggle:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ich?! NÖ, nie!
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey!

I have featured this photo in my Journal: [link] :aww:

Thanks, By
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :aww:
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Np, welcome ;)
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Curiosa37 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Phenomenal piece! :bow:
Wonderful pose and powerful subject matter,
Just amazing! Great fave and much respect for your work,
Cheers
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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pulbern Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The concept and the symbolism in this is as rich as the textures and softness of hues!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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SnowCrasher Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunningly beautiful and eerie at the same time.
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viaviolet Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Just a standart message, to let you know, that this work has been featured in my newest journal !!!:hug:

Via
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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viaviolet Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
:glomp:
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viaviolet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
absolutly amazing...!!!

Via
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Inconcabille Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Wonderful! :rose:
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Aphariel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
haha, I know something about it :D
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Anacorreal Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
FANTASTIC.
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fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this series is a very intriguing approach, you´ve done a great job on this!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you!
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EltonFernandes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Impressive!
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fensterer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Absolutely stunning, Jasmin! I think this is officially my new fav from you! ;) I love the coloring, emotion and effects of the circles! Great job! :D
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you so much Phil, this means a lot (hence why I have left this in my inbox for longer than I needed to :giggle:)
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fensterer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
You're most welcome! :hug:
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helcarosse Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
It's refreshing to see a more abstract approach to this theme, I think your style fits it perfectly. This piece is wonderful and soft, through all the detail you put into it, the perspective, the color scheme. I think it's one of my favorites from your works actually. Great job!! :heart:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you muchly! :glomp:
means a lot to me when my concepts come across :hug:
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helcarosse Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
You're welcome, I love to see good works with a concept ;) :hug:
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PellucidMind Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
Captivating :nod: :)
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ghstlydrkness08 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008   Interface Designer
very very cool :clap: I love the texture!
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3DLadyinRed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work once again!

:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
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