Ian Quhachi’s 7 Deadly Sins

May 27, 20162 min read

Tracing its beginnings to the Desert Fathers, early Christian hermits across Egypt, the sins are a simple labeling of the “worst, innate” characteristics of mankind, namely pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed and sloth, traits everyone is familiar with.

Characteristic of his style, a smoothie of brooding hues and crisp lines, Ian represents each sin with a character surrounded by cues showing the disorientation and destruction they cause. Describing the project, Ian says, “it is a representation of double personality victimization of people and how these traits weigh down the soul”.

Overlooking its Christian origins, the concept captures the widely acknowledged traits well, and Ian’s strokes breathe wonderful life into them. It’ll be interesting to see if he illustrates the 7 Virtues as well, a sort of reward for the introspective journey the project will send us on.

Each piece is an analytical glimpse into our state of being. Check out the depictions along with Ian’s perspectives below.

Be sure to see more from Ian here.


Illustration of Lust, one of the 7 deadly sins

An intense form of sexual desire for another, or a strong desire for something.


Illustration of Greed, part of the 7 deadly sins

A selfish desire to have more of something. People think it is the mother of all the sins.


Gluttony of the seven deadly sins

The act of eating or drinking too much. Anyway, eat healthy.


Illustration of Pride, depicting the middle finger insult and quite apt for one of the 7 deadly sins

The quality of being proud.


Illustration of Envy, one of the 7 deadly sins

Painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess same advantage. Almost like jealousy or greed huh?


Illustration of Wrath, showcasing anger as one of the 7 deadly sins

A strong, vengeful anger. This has destroyed many beautiful relationships.


Illustration of Slothfulness or laziness, one of the 7 deadly sins


Ink creativity!

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