Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I chose Envy after reading that in Dante's Purgatory, the punishment for the envious is to have their eyes sewn shut with wire because they have gained sinful pleasure from seeing others brought low.
I couldn't get the idea of that out of my head.... so here we are.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Its been awhile since my last post so I tried my best to find time to get something done for this theme. I was aiming to show a mood change from one seven deadly sin to another nut couldn't find the time for that but I got around to doing a vanity test.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The deadliest sin

To be envious of others is in everyone's nature. This my interpretation of this sin. This character has the powers to manipulate people's thoughts using her green eyes of peril. The green flame represents the burning desire to get what she wants and with her mind manipulation she will stop at nothing. Her stealth is another strong point as you dont know she is infecting you with her will. An unstoppable villian perhaps......

Friday, January 13, 2012

Eat Yourself Happy

Given my failure to post anything for the last two months, I decided to draw this up as soon as I'd settled on an image.

They may not wear spandex, but don't let that fool you. Colonel Sanders and Ronald McDonald are as evil as they come.

I've always been quite vocal about my hatred of fast food places, partly because of their treatment of animals, but mainly because their products are almost entirely devoid of nutrients. That's fine if you're the sort of person who mainly indulges in a Big Mac or a bucket of chicken tenders after a night out, or once in a blue moon, but less so if your a 'parent' who feeds their kids there multiple times a week.

I think fast food represents two of the seven deadly sins, Sloth and Gluttony. One 'cause you're too lazy to cook something decent, the other 'cause the 'food' is rarely filling so you've to eat a bucket-load to feel satisfied (or sick, in my case)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bit of a Favour to Ask...

Hey all...

I've a good friend in the US (Christian Cuff, who I've done album covers for in the past) and he contacted me in the last week to ask if I might be up for doing a piece of artwork to auction off. His brother Jake was just diagnosed with leukaemia and they're organising a bunch of fund-raising gigs to help with the medical expenses. Anyway, he's already setting up to auction off a portrait done by me (portrait of the highest bidder) and I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if any of you fancied doing something similar.

No pressure of course, but it can't hurt to ask :) I'm working non-digitally on this 'cause an original piece will probably fetch more (I hope).

Let me know if you're interested (elainesnowden@gmail.com). Thanks a million.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January theme - Seven Deadly Sins

I was thinking that having over-indulged over the festive period that I'd let it be inspiration. So after being a 'glutton' I was thinking of making this months theme based on the Seven Deadly Sins. So basically pick one or all of the sins and create them as a super villian or team of super villians. Hopefully that will provide some inspiration! :)