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The Seven Deadly Sins: VANITY by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: VANITY by dahlig
..Or if you prefer: Pride - Mother of all sins.

First one of the, duh, Seven Deadly Sins serie.

"Vanity is an excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise."


symbolism?
It's all pretty obvious but I will explain some stuff which inspired me, to sound cool, mind you. :P

- As you can read up, vanity is linked with the color violet, so here you go the color theme.
- Peacocks remind me of vanity as well, therefore I have used a peacock feather as an inspiration for the "frame".
- You can see the background being desertish (plus the dead tree)... Vain people usually never see any beauty in the world, but only in themselves... That is why everything around them, sooner or later, dies - and that is what I have tried to depicture.


techy info:
lady's props based on my (pencil) sketch based on a couple o' refs, refs for textures.
you can see some art nouveau inspirations in the frame - my tribute to A. Mucha, as he is my idol:)

Generally it is my most thought-through and time consuming piece and I need to say I am satisfied with it :)
Around 60 hours or so, as some parts were hell to finish, seriously :/


Anyway, I hope you like it, comments, critiques, favs welcome! :heart:

Coming next (someday): Envy :]

Update 19.01.2005: ENVY CAN BE SEEN HERE: [link] :]

PS. No I am not really religious, I just found the Seven Deadly Sins a really inspiring subject. ;)

PS2. THIS DEV WILL BE AVAILABLE AS PRINTOUT AS SOON AS ADMINS ACCEPT IT :D
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Butterscotsh Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Probably my favorite in the series. It's gorgeous! Such detail! The contrast of her shining dress and hairstyle and the dull soft purple wasteland background works amazingly! It's gonna take years for me to even come close to such talent!
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student General Artist
how did you get the frame around it?
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SweetMalaise Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This one is my favorite, it looks very creepy!
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forgotten-unwanted Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
This is really cool and amazing. Are you going to do the 7 heavenly virtues as well?
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mystery942 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find this one to be the best out of all seven.
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BouAsh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just Vanity itself. Perfect.
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Madame-Enfer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
This has a really creepy, poisonous vibe to it while being beautiful. Very appropriate I'd say; good job here!
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Karageorges Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Mi sie podoba!
Bardzo dobrze!
Malo goticny stil?
Gratulacje from Paris!
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Endaewen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Going back through my Digital Artist magazines and saw this one in there and had to see a larger version. Absolutely gorgeous!
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Milena-Zaremba Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jest przepiękna!
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