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Invidia by kuschelirmel Invidia by kuschelirmel
Invidia, or envy 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 green and the dog - 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:
  • Envy is wanting what others have - not only wealth, but also power, status, happyness, experiences, living arrangements, looks,...
  • The envious person will always seek what others have and always be of the opinion that that is what is rightfully theirs anyway
  • They are so busy looking at what others have that they can never enjoy anything on their own
  • Everything around them looks "peachy" to them, if only they could take part.

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


Stock from ~LeFreekStock, ~SalsolaStock, ~SheisprettyStock, *PilgrimSoul, ~valkiria-stock, (simmbarb, micromoth) as well as my own :heart:
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Larpa-art Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
This eye is really creepy and hence fits well with the theme.
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011   Digital Artist
interesting concept...i was woundering how you'd do this sin and you managed to pass the message really efectivelly
penngregory Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
This great image is featured here: [link] in "unconventional soul windows" :clap:

Don't forget to fave the feature & spread the dA love! :heart:
GoldenCadillac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer

Amazing! I love it. Great Work :D
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
OpheliaRosenblut Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this. It's interesting because for me not only the eye sees all the stuff around... but also the eye looks like it wants to swallow it all...Awsome...seriously.
QT-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
I think schadenfreude is a result of envy. Someone has what you want, when it's taken away from them you delight in their misfortune.
SalsolaStock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Unique and surprising approach.
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
e-II Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
This is just f*@#ing Kool!
tsheva Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was done very well. I am dizzy from looking at it. I also dig the hues and color tones. Very appealing and hard to look away from.
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: :heart:
fernandasabaudo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Student General Artist
This picture is really awesome.
ghstlydrkness08 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008   Interface Designer
very unique.. i love the eye... great job! :highfive:
SoyUnHamster Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008

Well, yeah, almost everyone has done that topic before, but I love that you have shown us such a personal and unique perspective on it!

Love the envious swirl :psychotic:
PilgrimSoul Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Very cool! Thanks for using my stock :hug:
BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
you have an amazing way to express every sense of a concept which is truely amazing =D
shayerahol22 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
:3 I actually love your concept of this.

Awesome work! I can't wait to see the rest of the series.
CindysArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think its fantastic!! :clap:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very smart piece dear!
valkiria-stock Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Great collecyion of seven deadly sins. It's something different. Isaw some arts with that theme but as you wrote- you do your own- and it's really good.;) I like this art0 it's very clear and you had nice idea!
aphostol Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Splendid work :clap:
deshi001 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
I like this. I'm struggling with envy (not jealousy) right now. Being the Scorpio that I am I should be jealous but its really Envy. I wish for one thing and it constantly escapes me no matter what I DON'T do.

This is very nice and I love how you blended everything smoothly with the eye. I wish I could get the blend modes down to a I don't know formula.
systemprophet Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Wow, I really like this! Love the concept!
P.S. Love the audi too :P
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Digital Artist
Awesome concept!
I like the scrapbook effect :)
SweetDefilement Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
so awesome, nice view on the envy. the eye is so pretty
NenoMistique Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Masterpiece as usual!!!!!!
Kepp going :D
I like the way the eye wants everything it sees its a way of how envy ppl like all they see!
Very good simoblism and extraordinary interpretation of envyness :D
Thanks for this amazing work :D
Mind regards
The-Dark-Silhouette Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I'm usually a fan of your work and look forward to every peace you offer... but somehow this one just doesn't cut it for me. The composition and many different pictures make it cluttered. I hope my comment isn't offending.
I'm still looking forward to your work! <3
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it doesn't offend me. It's not one of my all time faves either, but I felt it fit the theme rather well, including the cluttered look - envious people are rarely satiesfied with looking at one thing they think they need.
Mizu-Inu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
first comment XD awesome job! love the eye O.O
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