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7 Princes of Hell: Leviathan by darksilvania 7 Princes of Hell: Leviathan by darksilvania
Leviathan
The Sixth prince of Hell, Leviathan, the coiled one.
Imprisoned by God itself, his desire to be as great as angels and demons lead him to scape from time to time to eat the moon. But yet, desiring more, he became a prince and his mouth became the gates of hell itself. But yet, he wants more...

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Prince of hell number 6, big ol' Leviathan

Leviathan is the demon of envy, and envy is the desire of others superior qualities, achievements, or possessions, and trying to represent that into a creature its not an easy task, but I didnt wanted to just make a big snake or sea monster.

Then I found that while in jewish folklore leviathan is a mere monster, in christian demonlogy, his work is to be the Hellmouth, the entrance of hell, and an idea came to me.

His design could be considered the one of a Lamia, with the only detail that his torso is in fact coming out of the snake mouth.

Making emphasis in the idea of the hellmouth, I added first a fire like tattoo decorating the human part as it comes from the snake mouth, and also, the human head breaths hellfire.

The horns are supposed to resemble snake fangs, and the whole look is suppossed to look depressed and kinda angry, as in someone who is never satisfied with himself, always looking out for others traits, and always plotting how to stole them.

Added a rattle, cuz for me, if it has no rattle, its not a good snake nwn

well, hope you like it
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:iconex475:
EX475 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
(dont know if someone already commented this but) now do the angels of virtues.
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TobiIsABunny Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Could i use your seven princes of hell drawings to help inspire me of making my own demon versions of my oc's i you don't mind I'm not going to copy them only for inspiration.
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Orbita2k2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
King of Envy. I love that you used the color green, for ironic reasons, and that you made it serpentine. Love it~
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Magnolia667 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
He's green. 'Green with envy'. I see what you did there.
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red-star-alchemy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dear sweet god this is an amazing series~ I absolutely love what you did with these. a fav for the lot! its not very often that we see illustrations from the psuedomonarchia daemonium here on DA. cheers~
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hostilesinbound Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Very interesting I am also into angels, demonology and mythology in general... very nice work, it looks crisp!
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jemdesign Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Like Beelzebub, I consider this to be the most original depiction of Leviathan. Giving him human qualities does not take away from his menacing appearance.
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DeadlyTigerProd Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Very neat. Also thanks for explaining why he's envy. In the original description of him from the book of Job it makes him out to sound more prideful than envious. Or at least I think it does.
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Green is a good colour for the demon of envy, considering the association of green with envy.
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Gt-infinity Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Nice representation of the demon of envy, but can you do all of them, all of princes in female form
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:iconstorming-darkness:
storming-darkness Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Wasn't leviathen thought of as female?
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TheNightmareCooper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome. So far, he's my favorite prince, but maybe because I'm just snake geek, I don't know.
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gothold Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
excellent work! love the way he emerges from the snakes mouth!
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marcioo9 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
His face is (for me) similliar for other Envy - from Full Metal alchemist ;P

But anyway your creativity with Dark Lords is full of admiration (for me the Best is Beelzebub)
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GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one - very exotic-looking! :nod:
Excellent work! =D
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BeyondBryce Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy sheet this is epic. :D
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Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
an interesting design for the Leviathan.....so used to see the giant sea snake.yet this one is just as interesting.
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ZAZADU Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I have to say that you are very original!
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Mckill316 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Where did you get all the info about the 7 princes of hell?
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FreeRadicle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Why oh why do I have this insatiable urge to hug him? O.o
:giggle: :D :hug:
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darksilvania Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
because he is emo-lish cute?
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FreeRadicle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Exactly! :D
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FreeRadicle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
This might sound weird, but he kind of looks emo. I guess that makes sense, he's the Hellmouth and always envious. The green/purple contrast looks so cool.
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TheRussianBurrito Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you have a quarrel with me using this concept as a character in an RP I am apart of?
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xxxKogentaxxx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
どのような素晴らしい絵。私は感銘を受け
(Was für ein wunderbares Bild. Ich bin beeindruckt)
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What a wonderful picture. I'm impressed
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DragonX705 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
number 6!? he's one of the four 'crowned' prince of hell... more like number four... -_-
but good work on the coils... >:D
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skelitinor Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He has nice hair!
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SchoutMaster Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Green with envy. haha
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Axxeor24 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
It is so fun to guess which sin they represent! Being an aetheist I only know the 7 sins from Fullmetal Alchemist XD
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sorcerer-zhora Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love it!!
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:iconkayla-of-the-starsjr:
Sign reads: Ran off in fear from scary snake.
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TheNiceCommenter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
If he wants to eaat more, wouldn't that make him a demon of gluttony ?
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xXxR-samaxXx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Are these Pokemons too? o.o
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:icondarksilvania:
darksilvania Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no
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xXxR-samaxXx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. I'd be awesome.
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mg-just-me Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually i don't like your art, but the princes of hell are awesome

All of them
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rikufangirl9 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
i'am sooo jealous of your awesome creativity and coloring!!! <DDDDDD
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monstercoyote Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
If It Has No Rattle It's Not A Good Snake ? Black Mamba ? No Rattle >_> Bite's 100% Fatal... Inland Taipan ? Saw-Scaled Viper ? Boomslang ? ALBINO Burmese Pythons (Beauties) ? I Can Go On And On About Terrific (Venomous And Non-Venomous) All Day XD :iconinugrinplz: OH ! By The Way. I Love This X3
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darksilvania Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yes, all of them may be lethal, but nothing is more snake representative then the sound of a diamondback rattle snake's rattle, you hear it and you know you are fucked
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monstercoyote Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That Black Mouth Is The Last Thing You See Before You're Life Is Gone
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darksilvania Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no one cares of the mouth, is the creepy rattle, my friend, its the natural soundtrack of danger, they use it everywhere even if its not a rattle snake
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monstercoyote Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I Believe Any Sort Of Hissing Is The Sign Of Danger. I Don't See Many Rattle Snakes Where I Live, So I've Never Heard The Distinct Sound Of Rattling Dead Skin Live. But I've Been Around The Afore Mentioned Snakes And Have Witnessed A Person Rotting From Those Bites. I'm Not Saying Rattle Snakes Aren't Dangerous But The Snakes I've Mentioned Are On The Top Deadliest.
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Ryuseimaru Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Why am I thinking of NARUTO's Orochimaru right now? ;)

MEGALIKE!!!
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quileutewolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
AMAZING<33333
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utahraptorpoke Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awxesome, the rattle resembles a sword
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IceJudgement999 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I hate to say this but,Lucifer,Asmodeus and Leviathan look more like girls than boys.:(
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BubbleRevolution Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Asmodeus was intended to be feminine looking, if you read the description.

And while Leviathan does look very androgynous, I don't really see the feminine part of Lucifer other than the hair.
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IceJudgement999 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Well I always read description.
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BubbleRevolution Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really excited for Belphegor. The wait only makes me more excited!
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SilverJ7 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
O_O freaky.
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