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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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:iconxericho:
xericho Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the design of this piece is so great
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks! :D
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:iconlookaslowpoke:
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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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aahaha seems apropos. :XD:

Also, thanks!
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:iconxmerelx:
xMerelx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of Spirited Away, that movie from Ghibli :)
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:icondok-alexa:
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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:iconxmerelx:
xMerelx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yea, it came out nicely c:. I really like it ^^
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:iconcitrusgun:
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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:iconpromised-freedom:
promised-freedom Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Awesome composition and textures here!
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Glad its enjoyable.:aww:
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:iconjellopowder:
Jellopowder Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel kinda bad and have the urge to turn vegetarian O_O AMAZING work! xD
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
I'd say just a healthy and well-balanced diet is all one needs. Each body has different requirements for functioning. Nothing wrong with animal flesh either as everything we consume is a living organism in one way or another.
It's just as detrimental if you over-indulge in something that is touted as a good thing too. :aww:
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:iconwangqr:
wangqr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is great concept!!!! i absolutely love it!!
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmaldonka:
maldonka Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
oops, it seems to be about me. :giggle:
nice piece of work :)
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We all indulge in some kind of "sin" at some point in our lives. It is only human; a basic and instinct driven action that we are taught to hopefully override with rationality and not engage in such behaviour... but everyone eventually slips.
So alles gut! :D
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:iconrottenyellowjello:
Rottenyellowjello Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I like, am that pig on the left. :D
LOVE IT :heart: It's so true, it's awesome.
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaha, thanks!

I'm a bit of a glutton myself... when it comes to coffee and tea! ^^;
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:iconrottenyellowjello:
Rottenyellowjello Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Mmm, gotta love that coffee. :iconcoffeeplz:
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is NEVER ENOUGH! :psychotic:
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:iconrottenyellowjello:
Rottenyellowjello Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
LET THERE BE ROOMFULS OF COFFEE BEANS
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THERE WILL NEVAR... BE ENOUGH!
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:iconrottenyellowjello:
Rottenyellowjello Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
MOAR, MUST. HAVE. MOAR.
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1202Alex Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Moving got underway shortly after this contest began. I'm sorry I missed it. I faved your entry on my page DOK. I look forward to seeing more of your work and what else we find similar in contest rules with our entries. I don't fret not being in this one because yours has given me several ideas of a series I'd like to do, all with my own original art of course. I'm trying to see who the winner of this contest is and find a date for the announcement. Wasn't it due by Jan 7? Have a great art day DOK!
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, yeh. It was a nice contest! There will of course be many more, I'm sure. :D
Thank you for enjoying mine so thoroughly! Thank you for wanting to follow my work as well. I'll be interested to see what you create, too!
Back to the Contest, it was announced January 13th and the winners were well deserving on the most part. In my personal opinion (and I suppose to be just a wee bit biased), some were not so impressive or well rounded conceptually, but not everyone thinks the same way, I suppose! Heh. :aww:
The winners are shown here: [link]
Well wishes for your moving and settling in!
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:iconcurator-san:
Curator-san Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"- As For The Rest, I drew/illustrated everything, including the "Gluttony" title." - Artist

WHAT.

*dies*



Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a person who just Won The Internet.
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
Ooooh, yeaahh! \m/

I suppose it is necessary to state given the constituents of the contest, but yes... Perhaps excessive.



PERHAPS.
;)
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:iconcurator-san:
Curator-san Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it IS a billboard. Excess = Profit
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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:iconcurator-san:
Curator-san Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlenishappyplz:
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:iconfinnegal:
Finnegal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Writer
This reminds me of Animal Farm. Very darkly provocative.
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The exact source of inspiration I've had in years passed to draw pigs in this manner. Always had a dark pleasure in it.
Thank you for the thoughtful comment! :aww:
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:iconutria:
utria Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhhhhhhhhh...great work. those pigs look gross. Congratulations.
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why, thank you! :aww:
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rustedrazors Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I love this.
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconvocaloidhappiplz324:
vocaloidhappiplz324 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This is cool and creepy at the same time! Awesome~!
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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:iconnffanart:
nffanart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a very powerful piece! The idea is conveyed seamlessly. This would be a great billboard!
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^; Ahh, thank you! So very much appreciated are your compliments! :}
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:iconmaryambunny:
Maryambunny Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
that's why i don't eat pork...i'd rather be a cow lol
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eehehehe. Nice. ;)
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:iconrafael-domination:
Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A disturbing but nonetheless powerful piece of art that definitely gets its message across. :D
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, my friend. :}
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:iconrafael-domination:
Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :D
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:iconelijul:
elijul Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, lettering looks awesome too.
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! I've heard mixed things about it, but I personally dig it so it's nice getting positive feedback! :D
(Not that critiques are bad). ;}
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ShortAndFun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to show this to my brother and tell him "This picture is talking about you."
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww! Aahaha.
The joys of the sibling relationship. Glad that I could help to fuel some potentially humourous interactions. ;P
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