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Greed by mou-s Greed by mou-s
I started this piece with a lot in mind, but unfortunately, I'm not very good at writing out my thoughts.

I've always felt that greed, along with the other "deadly sins" and many other human tendencies that we generally try to discourage, are merely exaggerated versions of some innate biological properties that help us with our survival and well-being. In the case of greed, I believe that there aren't much inherent wrongs with our natural desire for more things, but problems do arise when the desire goes over the line of social acceptability.

What I wanted to paint here is the beautiful side of a sin. To me, "greed" also manifests in our craving for knowledge, the longing for love, or simply the wish for a pleasant moment to last longer.

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Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Apophysis 2.09, Wacom Intuos3
Time Taken: 2 weeks, but with only a few hours (or minutes) each day
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Tuume Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015   Writer
Your exposition and description of this vice do much justice to the quality and serenity of this picture. The scene feels so natural and smooth.
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Wisplithe Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Heart 
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Luchianguyen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow it sure is a small world.  I've gone back to this painting over and over in the past few years cause it's one of my favourite amongst all my favourites, and today I was researching the IDEA program and I came across your portfolio. I lnew you were in Canada bit you were so close by!
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FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome much?
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NikHero Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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Mauia88 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I absolutely love this! There are so many things speaking in this piece. I favorited this a long time ago but I like to come back and admire it from time to time. ^^
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

This is awesome. I like it very,very much!

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AFallenAngelAmI Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly beautiful...
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:iconhipblast:
Hipblast Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a DAMN thing....!!! love it...!!
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QueenieBui Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
"I started this piece with a lot in mind, but unfortunately, I'm not very good at writing out my thoughts." BUTBUTBUT YOUR TECHNIQUE, DESIGN EVERYTHINGIGNIG IS AMAZINIGNIGNIGNIGNGINGINGI <5
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Estino1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
You're a thinker. I like that.
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FoxiArtist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah i want your tools! and your talent! heck I'll just take you!
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:icondekahussein:
DekaHussein Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
your art is really amazing !
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Malkyzit Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Gratz ! Cela me fait penser un des personnages de SunKenRock.
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americalonzo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I really, really really love your artwork! In my Illustration course I want to talk to my classmates about your work and share them your gallerie for an assigment, so if you could tell me something more about you and your graphic style or a website, Id really thank you and my classmates, whom i guess will like your art as well :)
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mou-s Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Thanks! I'm glad you like my work. Is there something specific that you'd like to know about?
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americalonzo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Thanks for replying...Maybe when did you start drawing, what are your favorite tools and techniques, what are the most relevant themes in your work, did you study arts or design or are you self-taught? You know...like a little bio :)
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mou-s Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I'm so sorry for the late reply. The last few days had been hectic for me. I apologize if I've caused any trouble for your class. Do you still need my bio?
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TheDigitalNinja Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Great piece!! It reminds me of Fullmetal Alchemist with Lan Fan and Ling lol.
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A-rien Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Digital Artist
This would make a wonderful wallpaper :) Is it available in bigger sizes somewhere?
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:iconayamepso:
ayamepso Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
great art!amazing!!
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OogrimoO Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the way you interpret that greed of yours and all the thinking around it! it's great!
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ElyaneDragondream Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with your idea that teir are some good sides at some of the sins/bad habbits we have. We weren`t where we are now if we weren`t a little greedy from time to time. Just a little ^^ And of course is the picture very beautiful.
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I like the angelic glow and detailing. Splendid!
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:iconalgemir:
Algemir Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Very beautiful! Such colors... amazing!
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:iconbudsol:
budsol Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LIKE THE COLOR.. AWESOME..!
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AliceVII Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing
you are so talented
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henny-ann Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
awesome!
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Shirazuki Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is very very very beautiful! I love it!
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:iconshytah:
Shytah Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Beautiful.
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kunoichi-sakura05 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Utterly speechless!!
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dinarasmall Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I fell in love with thus work! It's awesome!
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MARYXULA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
AWESOME X3
Greetings!!!
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blckjade05 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
sigh, one day I will have a mou-s on my team. I get jealous when I see you make things like this. :(
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Kelrisa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
<3
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rainbowhiker Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I do like this rendition. It makes me think of a vampire story I have in mind. Very moving, this, and I thank you for posting it.
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hamsterfest Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lovely colors; I especially like the girl's pose! After reading your description, the title fits the picture a lot better :3
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Arrext Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I thought this was fanart for Full Metal Alchemist, yet it turns out you didn't even have that in mind. It fits what i have in mind perfectly though.
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DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Awesome work on your picture, and i also love the concepts!
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:iconyura-chan:
Yura-chan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   General Artist
that a interesting concept towards greed, and I do agree with you ^^ have you notice that most of the deadly sins are very similar? love the colours ^^ by the way
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CagedWalnut Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
You should do one for all the sins. You're amazing.[link]
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JazzyJ-T Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing!
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himelazuly Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Very very beautiful :love: I love their faces !
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
:clap: It's so beutifull... :love:
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jesterbells Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Lovely work!
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:iconmetalraptor:
Metalraptor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful; fantastic artwork. ^_^
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T0yas-w0rld Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
absolutely beautiful! =) Their facial expressions are wonderful ^ ^
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powerpackedfist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
maybe a wrath next time?
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tushantin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
We think alike! You're right that greed is actually an essential human trait moderately, however taken beyond its limits it can be a vice (such as longing for love, especially, can become so "controlling" that what you desire will simply be repelled).
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Dingup Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
It's hard to understand your art...:)
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