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Sloth by j-witless Sloth by j-witless
continue the 7sins series

Pride
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Dusk-Kniade Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I love the texture in the gold wings, amazing job!
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umichki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
Sloth looks like he would be saying. I'm sassy and badass.
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SaKo88 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
very amazing series :clap:
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nackmu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pearl!! <3
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LucyDei Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I like it so much, you know... somehow he reminds me to Tom Riddle.
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OwlWolfRaven Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017   Digital Artist
Continue these please~ they are good!
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:iconj-witless:
j-witless Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot~
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Cocoletta Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
Amazing !
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:iconj-witless:
j-witless Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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JaiyaPapaya Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Student General Artist
This is an interesting series, but I don't understand this one. 
Pride made sense, a self-given crown, open mouth, so on...
But this one looks like he's just daydreaming, not sloth like.
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Mymfiola Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
it is a beautiful picture, but at first I did agree in not getting this one. I started writing a comment about how I felt that his eye should be closed, changing his facial expression from being so awake and astute to something more slothish. Somehow I felt that this change would diminish the effect of his wings and the birds, whom I associate with activeness. Although he slouches a bit, not sloth-y at all, I thought.

Here is what I think now. Although I still think that, in the picture, he bears to much motion for being a perfect representation of the topic, I have a interpretation, that to me makes sense. The real sloth-ness in him lies not only in being unactive (not flying, whilst all the others (the birds) are doing all the work) but also being aware of not doing what one is supposed to or not filling up ones potential (having wings yet not using them) and not feeling any remorse whatsoever. He looks at the viewer and smiles faintly as if to say "I know you think I should be flying but I am not going to, what do you want to make of that?"

Now the problem is, that I could, just as easily, interpret Greed into him too.

anyway, I look forward to the rest of this series! :)
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j-witless Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
' The real sloth-ness in him lies not only in being unactive (not flying, whilst all the others (the birds) are doing all the work) but also being aware of not doing what one is supposed to or not filling up ones potential (having wings yet not using them) and not feeling any remorse whatsoever. '

yes! i was concerned after 
JaiyaPapaya comment if others see what I wanted to depict, and you explain it perfectly, thank you :) 
it was a try to think more of other sides of what Sloth can be, what a sin can do to a man (in a Pride it was about not only putting a crown on the head but also a desire to keep it, although the crown becomes a thorny burden)
in comparison to Greed, to me it seems that Sloth is more about passiveness, not doing the thing you have to do even for your own good 
and Greed is about 'overdoing', a chase for unnecessary things and deeds to make you feel better, and in the end it's never enough 
 
still, maybe it's truly should be put in more obvious form :D or i should write a description for works, but then it won't be so fun hehe

thanks again for writing your opinion!   

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Mymfiola Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
Yay, I am glad I got it right :D

I don't think you should change the picture.
The meaning that a word bears to oneself lies (at least this is how I understand it) in the sum of all the experiences you made with that word, and that is different for everybody. Now you presented a take on the word 'sloth' that I did not understand right away because I hadn't thought about it in that way yet. This way you achieved the following, you added a meaning to my perception of "sloth". (I think this is what people mean by these overused words: "getting a different viewpoint"). And in conclusion, that is what (to me :) ) an artist is supposed to do.

Thanks to both of you (j-witless and JaiyaPapaya ) for launching this conversation :D
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JaiyaPapaya Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Ah, that's an interesting take! I think I was just expecting something more blatant (for lack of better words). 
And I do too, they make great art. 
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j-witless Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for asking and for your dialog, it was interesting to know your point of view!~ 
I tried to explain what I meant to Mymfiola in a previous message :)
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JaiyaPapaya Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Student General Artist
Ah, thank you!
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bezdelniczka Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
Wow.
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DominicaPixie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg i love those so much
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j-witless Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Lovecusty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
👅💦💋❤❤❤
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Lovecusty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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