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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."

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. ;)

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Graywolf923 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am seriously fucking impressed with this picture.
What an accurate portrayal of a sin.

She looks EVIL. She is EVIL indeed. She is OH SO VAIN and looks like she would GOUGE YOUR EYES OUT and STAB YOU IN THE CROTCH and most of all? She would probably KILL YOUR CHILDREN.

You know--a wench that is CRUEL. A beauty. This girl is a beauty. :) I'm serious. XD

Did you know that this girl you drew is a thing? This is the PORTRAYAL of Vanity. For religion. X) No, not the one here. Uhmmm.. the other religion. Not this stupid piece of shit religion we have right now.

Good job. Kudos. Great. Wonderful. Good picture. Really good job. Really good. Nice.

Just.. the I'm very impressed. 100% serious. I'm so telling you that this was worth it.

Now do something with it. PLEASE. XD Seriously--hang it up. Do something satanic with it.  I swear.

I'm just saying that some DEVIL WORSHIPPERS would love to see this.

-Darkened Idiot
GabrielasHarbour Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME! Her look, the background, the pose, the colours... Also I love to see the Seven Deadly Sins drawn as humanoids.
BellaSanggre Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning Hug 
SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Very appeasing to the eye. Wonderful job!
n2n44 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
really eye catching :)
arslanorigamist12 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student General Artist
This work is absolutely stunning!
WhiteHeights Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
wow! You're a master-digital-painter :) I'm sure this inspired many other artists in their own work. Thanks so much for sharing
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01jebedeeah Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
KingEzekiel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Hahahaha! ^_^ I saw this on the front page, & said "Vanity", then scrolled down far enough to reveal the title at the bottom of the picture. Well done!
Enderbrah1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You are now cursed. You must send this on or you will be killed. Tonight at 12:00am, by Bloody Mary. This is no joke. So don't think you can quickly get out of it and delete it now because Bloody Mary will come to you if you do not send this on. She will slit your throat and your wrists and pull your eyeballs out with a fork. And then hang your dead corpse in your bedroom cupboard or put you under your bed. What's your parents going to do when they find you dead? Won't be funny then, will it? Don't think this is a fake and it's all put on to scare you because your wrong, so very wrong. Want to hear of some of the sad, sad people who lost their lives or have been seriously hurt by this email?

Annalise [Surname Removed] :She got this email. Rubbish she thought. She deleted it. And now, Annalise dead.

Louise [Surname Removed]: She sent this to only 4 people and when she woke up in the morning her wrists had deep lacerations on each. Luckily there was no pain felt, though she is scarred for life.

Thomas [Surname Removed]: He sent this to 5 people. Big mistake. The night Thomas was lying in his bed watching T.V. The clock shows '12:01am'. The T.V misteriously flickered off and Thomas's bedroom lamp flashed on and off several times. It went pitch black, Thomas looked to the left of him and there she was, Bloody Mary standing in white rags. Blood everywhere with a knife in her hand then disappeared. The biggest fright of Thomas's life.

Warning... NEVER look in a mirror and repeat -'Bloody Mary.Bloody Mary.' Bloody Mary... I KILLED YOUR SON' Is it the end for you tonight! YOU ARE NOW CURSED 

We strongly advise you to send this email on. It is seriously NO JOKE. We don't want to see another life wasted. ITS YOUR CHOICE... WANNA DIE TONIGHT? If you send this email to...

NO PEOPLE - You're going to die.

1-5 PEOPLE - You're going to either get hurt or get the biggest fright of your life.

5-15 PEOPLE - You will bring your family bad luck and someone close to you will die.

15 -25 OR MORE PEOPLE - You are safe from Bloody Mary
LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god. why are these awful chain letters on nearly every popular artwork? do you just want more people to see you as a stupid and gullible person? Seriously, whoever believes this is just... dumb.

Please hide this comment. Children may be on this website looking around at artwork and comments. And if they saw this, well, they would be pretty freaked out.

I understand that since this is quite freaky (for a 9 year old at least, which you probably are) but please, don't post them on beautiful artworks like this, in fact, don't post them anywhere.

It is very disrespectful towards the artist, and I advise you to never do this again.

Thank you, and have a nice day.
Enderbrah1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my god.
why are these awful people giving me retarded feedback?
its stupid

It's a joke to see how stupid the internet is.
LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me?
Enderbrah1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you heard me pal, now shoo.
get outta my feed.
LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand a thing you're saying...?
Enderbrah1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
im telling you to get outta here
LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what the fuck did I do?
Never-gonna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That looks really good.
DeadlyFlamingFox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Find the 1 and you will get kissed in 11 days
find the $ and you will have good luck for 2 years



*****MAKE A WISH*****
Find the m and your wish will come true
Repost to 9 other pictures and everything will come true..ignore this and you will have bad luck for 9 years..
TheImmortalGalaxies Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
This looks awesome!
CrystalPhoenix097 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
This is so amazing!!!! The picture itself has so many meanings to it ♥ Keep up the great work!!! ^-^
LockShadow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! vanity, my favourite sin.
TriniDarkieGirl4EVA Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O I Get the reference!!!! :) Is it from the Devil's Advocate?
lillybugjenkins Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing! Like, why aren't you a famous artist!?
0636105919 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree, you should be famous - or are you?
MCValerianA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I simply love it!
Mandofangirl1214 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wooooooww this is amazing!!
BTRNinja115 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry but vanity is not completely the same thing as pride.
ArtFlooded Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Nice! Especially the colors got me excited.. Please do the other sins soon!:)
jyaconiello Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Epic deftly and as well as unique and Emagine & Imagine "Your The Best" and "Your A Shooting Star" and You make Everyone Shine!
Fragile-Starz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing!!! I can't IMAGINE how long it must've taken to draw this!
EduardoAzrael Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful song to celebrate your beautiful picture:…
DarylLee1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love purple
Alex-Baba-The-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015

can you favourite this and make everyone laugh at me.
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
One of my favorites artworks.  It is truly amazing. 
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
NicolePerez Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wow. I remember this painting (and your other works circa this time) from so long ago. I am so happy to have found your DA again! Gorgeous work 😍 I found you again from an article about painting skin that I found via Pinterest :-p
joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
The colors and the mirror. Fantastic.
Villzzz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fell in love with the picture the moment I saw it! Great job!!
dragonslayer8318 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
I like purple and you really captured flowing dress.
Sexyboy007 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Can you all laugh at me kissing ass please and favourite it
Hashik0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Ladydragoncat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
FANTASTIC!!! The dress alone has such incredible detail! I shall enjoy going through your gallery...
NotTooFarFallenAngel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicolesinclair Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Absolutely LOVE this!!!
KleoKatra96 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
So beautiful!
Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHY hasn't this received a DD yet?! o_o
Cech1330 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Is this your artwork ? It looks really cool !
FairySubsTeam Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Keep up the good work .... i'll be looking forward to see the rest
you can see deadly sins in Full Metal Alchemist Either ^^
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