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Heidi Azurylipfe Darras

"The sin of Acedia" by Heidi Azurylipfe Darras

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The last one of my 7 sins serie... the sin of Sloth

Originally,the sin sloth was called Acedia and Sadness. acedia described a spiritual apathy that affected the faithful by discouraging them from their religious work, uneasiness of the mind, an absence or insufficiency of love .

Sadness (Tristitia in Latin), depression and melancholy described a feeling of dissatisfaction or discontent, showing unhappiness with their current situation.

Sloth is also often interpreted as wasting precious time, not doing enough to help the world, and avoiding a rigorous spiritual journey, an unwillingness to act, the sin of sloth causes one to shun many things because of the sorrow or unpleasantness involved, and to seek many unlawful things as a means of escape from his depressing state; and because of this it begets many other sins. Thus sloth involves both a fleeing from spirituality, and a pursuit of the world.

Punishment in Hell: thrown in snake pits
animal refered to this sin is the goat
color of the sin is lightblue
demon related to this sin: Belphegor..

Started on this one at the end of may , it was also then i discoverd that drawing in psp and photoshop was a big difference , so after 4 months its finaly done, at least for now it still needs some little details, if i can figure out some more symbols for this sin

took me quite some time to finish it because i didn't really know how to portrait her.
so i put her into a chair, not caring about the world outside, just staring at something, also with a trace of tears on her face because she feels a bit depressed.
I think from all the sins, that this one, is the best qua technique, and more finished to, or i have a lot more experiance then when i started on this serie

10 Nov 2006:-) Lithia Blackwood
VERY nice, not something that I would think of when I think of 'sloth', but that's a good thing! The goat is a nice touch as well.
5 Aug 200845 Miss Magic
I agree, it’s not what I think of when I think "sloth" but the actual picture is AMAZING! it’s really neat
24 Oct 2008:-) Lydia stephanie Barker
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE GOATS!!!! also her hair and dress are gorgous (my spelling sucks...sorry)
1 Jun 200945 Avinash
24 Jul 2010:-) James william lott
the detail is gorgeous,a beautiful piece,great work1
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'The sin of Acedia':
 • Created by: :-) Heidi Azurylipfe Darras
 • Copyright: ©Heidi Azurylipfe Darras. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Blue, Sadness, Sin, Sloth
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Computer-coloured Picture, Computer Painted from Scratch, Computer Program, Other Computer Paint Program, Other
 • Inspirations: Other Author
 • Submitted: 2006-10-19 09:47:04
 • Views: 14753
 • Resolution: 600x900

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