Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Envy - I have nothing by Pinlin Envy - I have nothing by Pinlin
Extra CG commission for :iconhoundofthenight: The character is Envy from the Seven Deadly Sins Adopts (CLOSED) I did a month ago. 
Sorry that it took ages to finish this one. In the past weeks I've been in a happy mood and it was hard to picture a depressing scene like this :iconomgcryplz:
He expression looks like: "I want a new rose. QAQ" lol. Thanks for giving me the chance to draw this, I hope you like it \(*u*)/

Anyway, about this picture I choosed a dark depressing theme for Envy. Instead throwing a green bucket on the background, I drew an old abandoned place.
Whenever I feel Envious it sometimes leads to depression because it makes me feel like I've got nothing good. "Why are they better than me? Why don't I have this skill?"
The rose he is holding starts to turn black. Like envious people are not satisfied with themself and keep looking for better stuff. The broken mirror is how he views himself.
The words on the small notes say "I have nothing".
Originally I wanted to draw a twisted reflection but in photoshop the face turned so scary omg, so nvm :iconsopsplz: Maybe need to adds some edits later~
Oh right the other sins are upcoming soon: Lust - Sloth - Pride and maybe Wrath and Gluttony too _(:'3/

Character © Houndofthenight
Art and design by Pinlin
Find me on: @ Paigeeworld @ Youtube @ Twitter @ Facebook


Greed - Everything is mine by PinlinLust - Deceived by PinlinSloth - Don't bother by PinlinPride - You're no match by PinlinWrath - Unstoppable by PinlinGluttony - My Secret by Pinlin
Add a Comment:
DragonDreamer15 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
i cant do that. im horrible at doing stuff like that
DragonDreamer15 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
more awesome art
LadyLambdadelta Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
I like his eye color.
alithking Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Beatiful art work, congratulations!
TakamichiKino Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so beautiful I cant stop adding them to fav ;w ;
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Looks nice!
MirajaneGosh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist
He looks pretty sad~ I like reflection in mirror, and background is pretty nice and detailed~ Colouring is cool as always , nice chara <3
NatsuXIII Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The poor boy
xxRisunaxx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the halo is an interesting symbol - its like he is unaware of how he is & does not know how to even begin to change his situation
DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whats with the halo?
SleepingApples Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm totally jealous. I'm bad a setting moods in pictures XD good work :3
Bamoh-cchi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hot ;-;
Man, please gimme the hotness ;;;; <3333
and the bg looks amazing too even tho you just see a lil of it ;/////; <3
silverblossoms Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student
the details you put in your artworks omg 
I dont even know how you do this-- its so godly //// cries 

so inspirational bby 
I just want to fill my wall -- no my room with your artsuuuu 
MRJelveh Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
lovely art!
Ryoutx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my...
It's amazing! I love it!
ItsCatx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find it so hard to believe that a real human drew this. I love it so much, he looks so fab.
RenessmeeDuo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Anymore and. I just might fall inlove with all ur art charactes XD 
EzmeAG98 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH ;w; all these amazing hot blond characters >.< how did senpai know blonds are my weakness TwT asdnaskndnasd perfect as always senpai!
ToastyCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
He's sexy :P
Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He's very handsome. I don't see why he should be envious of anything. 
NippleGunz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Well this is awesome and I am gonna add you to my watch list,  if i ever need something anime commissioned i will come to you first sir!
chocobikies Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2015
i need to learn to colour like u *Q*

and he is hot~ love his expression
A-kurisuwa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Digital Artist
OMG!! I really like how you drew his expression! There is so much feel in it. And I really like the contrast between him being a bishie and his warrior clothes. Damn. THis sad look! JUST GORGEOUS. :heart:
Polemia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well, you put a lot of thought in this picture and of course a lot of skill. the Details are amazing and the Picture is transfering very good the Emotion of Depression and dissatisfaction.

it is interesting you took the rose as some sort of satisfaction. for me roses have the expression of love, beauty and pride and if they were turning black i would associate it with hate and a mad expression. also it goes with jealousy because things like love are more characteristcs of a Person and no material things to have, so it fits at the end :D jealousy and envy are twins but they still differ from each other ;)

the broken mirror was the first Thing i spotted on the pic after him and in combination with the room it makes the feel somehow perfect that he really has nothing. congratulations to such a well done Background. i cant even imagine how much Patience These Details must have cost you. i also noticed the snake beneath in the right Corner ^^ a very nice idea!

the only Thing i was confused about was the halo. he reminds me with it of a fallen angel. still it has nice effect in the pic and strengthens the feeling to feel pity for him. XD or maybe that´s just my Imagination, i dont know.
Pinlin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Thank you for the detailed feedback, I really love reading those XD It's nice to know people analyze my work in detail. 

Roses have many meanings, especially since there are different colors. I choosed this because it symbolize love, beauty, joy, friendship etc. I think everyone has those but don't realize.
Despite having so many wonderful things Envy seeks for others, never satisfied with what he got. I could draw the rose withering but that looks like his belongings are gone lol. Often I see Envy 
portrayed with a "I want to kill them" face which is similiar to Wrath, so I choose a depressed theme. And yup I agree with you :'D

Thank you, I've worked for a long time to improve my background art. Luckily patience is my side, and it was rather fun to draw all those tiny details. The snake was something extra I added when
I was looking for symbols related to Envy. It's never "too obvious", I can always add more :iconmingplz:

Since Envy is a sin he doesn't belong in heaven anymore, thus a fallen angel. To add my own twist, I didn't give him feather wings but something different. Not sure how to describe it though, it's 
more visible in the reference sheet XD" Thank you, I'm glad you like this piece >w<
Polemia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
always a pleasure :D

yes, of course they have, i just took for me the strongest ones. the idea of the rose can be sure a tricky thing here. i would have chosen something more materialistic (like bronze coin or something). a flower is always full with meanings and it is often a very difficult Thing to extract particular meanings and change it. but jealousy is Fitting with the rose here very well and because it is so near to envy it still suits ^^ i´m full on your side when you say envy is not similar to wrath. you caught for me the best Expression in the pic for envy.

i admire you for that ^^ that only teaches me that Patience gets always rewarded :D

so the 7 deadly sins are for you fallen angels? that´s interesting! so what were they before when they belonged to heaven? what is the opposite of envy? i know it´s kinda childish question but i would like to know what you would think about that :D
Pinlin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Yeah, sorry that it was so confusion haha XD" Coming up with something unique is hard
when you need to make it fitting too. I've got comments like the designs don't fit their
image OTL I hope to get a chance to draw Wrath too, it would fun to compare him and 
Envy because they should look totally different. 

I only got the fallen angel concept for Envy, the rest are not related to it. Uh maybe Lust
since I gave him a devish image. The opposite of Envy is Kindness or admiration. Be nice
and happy to others (/*u*)/
Polemia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
dont worry too much about it now. it is fine like it is, believe me. the Picture is one of the most inspiring i´ve ever seen ;) and yeah i know what you mean. to find something unique is almost impossible because the ideas and concepts already exist. the only Thing is adding and changing until it becomes something new but creating new ideas are very rare.
:D i would really like to see how you will make wrath! i´m totally curious! XD

well that is interesting! i think the opposite of kindness is unkindness or rudeness and the opposite of admiration is contempt. do you know why it is so difficult to find a direct word for the opposite of envy or each of the deadly sins? because the deadly sins are neither fallen angels nor demons. they are evil weapons, tools of evil if one wants to call it like that. they are born of their creators hate, fear and addiction. the weapons have no visible form but when they cut us with these weapons we feel it. at that moment our expression and behaviour changes in a bad way. maybe it is not a good thing beeing inspired by Pictures of that xDD

i think i told you enough stuff that you probably didnt want to hear :XD: but i like it that you gave him a halo. it was a bit confusing at first because i didnt want to believe that a fallen angel still has the sign of serving the light on his head but it lends him the innocence of a pure human, who fell deep into envy. so the pain of envy is perfectly transfered to the watcher. ^^
ButtSensei Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Don't be sad, hot blond halo guy~!
Bloodtiesss Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brillant ! i love it
Yunaleska1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! Absolutely love it. 
Reddomi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I so love the final result,Pin! ; w ;
I like how the light is slightly iluminating from the outside and all the little details and textures,or even the notes.

//the greed pic to it tho "everything's mine" to "I have nothing" greed you greedy azz ;  w; poor envy 
Pinlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Ahh thank you so much /) w (\ The lightning in this one was a pain in butt, since I drew
all little details in the dark corners OTL

Omg I just realized the titles are so fitting LMAO, it wasn't even on purpose. Both characters
are from the same commissioner, so they are kind of related. Pff, Envy is such an unlucky guy.
Reddomi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome haha = v =
I even noticed there are all those small spider webs welp that had to be done so softly OR EVEN A SNAKE //cries

I can totally imagine his story being completely sad and stuff ; w ;
Hantari Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
How beautiful he looks)
And look at this detailes and coloring! Brilliant!
KonaKonata-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Your art is awesome, like you, you're the best badass ever Raver Kitty Icon 
No, I'm not crazy. Just a little Dipper Lamby Emote 2 
xxNostalgic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love your art so much~ It's always so full of details and emotion ♥ I almost died laughing when I read the description of this cuz of the randomness x3
Pinlin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Thank you so much! It makes me happy to hear it ;u;
I wonder how many actually read the description lol, I'm glad it made you laugh huehue.
TanoshiiGirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
This is really good! I love how you are trying different things with your art. Keeps it exciting!
Dyrnax Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks really sharp and well done. Have a thumbs up! Italy (Thumbs Up) [V2] 
ItsMuted Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is outstanding everytime! I look forward to seeing it in my watchlist messages c: 
Ayame-Himeru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to hug him too ahahaha
sumenya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow, there's a lot of emotion in this piece! I love the idea of him viewing himself in a broken mirror. Really cool :3
JazzLassie6020 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww poor Envy :( *hug* there there you sad thing come here <3

I think this picture is most certainly pertinent to a lot of artists on deviantart (including me), the "darn it why can't I be that good just whyyyy mentality". I'm kind of feeling it right  now as I'm looking at this, but Envy makes me rethink myself a little. Thanks for that :3   
Pinlin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
He would be happy but still envious //slapped

I had to dig up my emotions from the past when I was envious of a lot artists on dA xD
Nowdays I still hear that people are envious of others. But cheer up instead
sulking in a corner like in this picture ovo/ Huehue, you're welcome~
superSAKURA64 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
God he's really good. Amazing job.
crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! This looks amazing!!! I love the details, and his facial expression! :love: fav ^^
xXKrittaXx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist
I can't be the only one who looked a at this went "isn't that cloud?" 

(Final fantasy)
KooRiiko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Piiiinnnnnnnn <3333333333
Why are you so prooo??? //touches
You did a great job capturing the emotion with this picture.
Now let me give you a hug //shotshot
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
January 2, 2015
Image Size
4.5 MB


26,415 (13 today)
2,370 (who?)