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Gluttony - You Are What You Eat by Dok-aLeXa Gluttony - You Are What You Eat by Dok-aLeXa
My entry for the Seven Deadly Sins Contest.
I've chosen to use "Gluttony".

You are what you eat when your base desires, instinctive pleasure-seeking, and eventual obsession consumes all that you are.
In the process of falling victim to such addictions of the lower nature, the Self is then lost or transmutes into the subject of the obsession. In the case of Gluttony, it is a metaphorical and almost literal cyclic consumption of Self; the vice or "sin" is driven by the object and not the subject.
In the end, you are eating yourself as perverted by the vice/sin.


I think this also applies to a lot of the issues we have in the United States regarding health, excessive consumption of fast food, and general disregard for nourishing the body properly and less synthetically.


Stock Used (From Left-to-Right):
- The Pig: [link]
- The Roast Ham on the Plate: [link]
- The Background Texture: [link]
- The Roast Pig: [link]
- The Exposed Inside of the Roast Pig: [link]
- As For The Rest, I drew/illustrated everything, including the "Gluttony" title.

EDIT-
Technique Used: I feel it necessary to state that for this piece, I've simply traced/inked the stock photos and painted over them using the eyedropper tool so as to maintain accuracy with the original image but still give the feel of an illustration with smoother distribution of colours. For some, I did not even completely paint over them (such as the ham, raw meat, and roast pig). Of course, for the other aspects like the business suit and plate, I've illustrated those myself. :aww:

Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed this piece! :}

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Dok-Kizmit / aLeXa Renée.
2011.
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xericho Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the design of this piece is so great
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks! :D
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lookaslowpoke Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this is incredible. I HAVE to get this printed on my plate or something.
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aahaha seems apropos. :XD:

Also, thanks!
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xMerelx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of Spirited Away, that movie from Ghibli :)
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does have elements akin to that one, yeh!
I've just personally always liked to depict slobbering, slovenly behaved pigs in business suits for some reason. Was nice to express it here. ;P
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xMerelx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yea, it came out nicely c:. I really like it ^^
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CitrusGun Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very interesting!
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Hoped to communicate a more complex message than what it seems to be initially. :aww:
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promised-freedom Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Awesome composition and textures here!
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