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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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:iconjyaconiello:
jyaconiello Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Artist
Epic deftly and as well as unique and Emagine & Imagine "Your The Best" and "Your A Shooting Star" and You make Everyone Shine!
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Fragile-Starz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing!!! I can't IMAGINE how long it must've taken to draw this!
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EduardoAzrael Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful song to celebrate your beautiful picture: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtRZEP…
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DarylLee1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love purple
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ikissdalionmansazz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
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can you favourite this and make everyone laugh at me.
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:iconduzetdaram:
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
One of my favorites artworks.  It is truly amazing. 
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:iconmoonzaphire:
MoonZaphire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
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:iconnicolereid:
NicoleReid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Professional 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
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joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
The colors and the mirror. Fantastic.
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:iconvillzzz:
Villzzz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Fell in love with the picture the moment I saw it! Great job!!
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dragonslayer8318 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
I like purple and you really captured flowing dress.
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:iconsexyboy007:
Sexyboy007 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Can you all laugh at me kissing ass please and favourite it

sxc1.deviantart.com/art/Alex-the-Kissass-570349127
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Hashik0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
cool!
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:iconladydragoncat:
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...
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NotTooFarFallenAngel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mesmerising!
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:iconnicolesinclair:
nicolesinclair Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Absolutely LOVE this!!!
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:iconkleokatra96:
KleoKatra96 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
So beautiful!
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:iconchild-of-hades:
Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHY hasn't this received a DD yet?! o_o
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:iconcech1330:
Cech1330 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Is this your artwork ? It looks really cool !
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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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NickProkoArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Violet vanity... ^^ Nicely done illustration.
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:iconwife-of-foxy:
wife-of-foxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
amazing:3
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:iconwisteria-lewis:
Wisteria-Lewis Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Sweetheart , I do understand why your digital art of the seven deadly sins became so famous , 
It's just amazing and looking gorgeous !
Well done !
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:iconhuntermarch:
huntermarch Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student Writer
Haunted 👻 and beautifully done💝
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:iconbrandonsnider26:
Brandonsnider26 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sidenote i love the hair, background,very lorelia ish lol i ll introduce you guys, shes my first chracter,besides mine azura,icon.
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Brandonsnider26 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nice,amazing detail really shows the sin
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genosolido Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Very lovely work here! Please check out my works too. thanks! genosolido.deviantart.com/gall…

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duzetdaram Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
One of my favorites.  Truly amazing.  It has been featured here: www.facebook.com/groups/566248…
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BloodyWolfGirl246 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I've seen the whole series... and I love them ALL!
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Pitsh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Digital Artist
love this very much!
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GoBackPve Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Why this is the most popular?

Bad anatomy
Bad design
Banal
color...

Huh.
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StormyFantasy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you can't say something nice keep it to yourself. Don't put down other people, how rude of you. We're not here to be negative we're here to support artists and their work, you don't even have any of your own artwork so who the heck are you to criticize and put down talented people?! Get off your high horse, stop being jealous and grow up. 
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GoBackPve Featured By Owner 3 days ago
No need to be cooks to despise a dish hurt.
Now you grow up...
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Brandonsnider26 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
excuse yu,i think looks great,anatomy name one thing,besides were artists,duh,its imagination want realize,stick to realize i personality dnt like bullies like yu,yu ruin it for others,want get into art crafted, yu dnt like,dnt comment,
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:icongobackpve:
GoBackPve Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Yes, "you think".
No,
I dnt like and comment, problems?
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:iconbintangmp:
BintangMP Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
it looks like you envy.
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:iconwisteria-lewis:
Wisteria-Lewis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Uuum ... I truly think you'd portray envy and wrath sins .
Huh.
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:iconbrandonsnider26:
Brandonsnider26 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wrath would neat lol,fire like i presume lol,
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TheGorreMania Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
I think it's not that bad, It has more deep meaning that very good art with shallow meanings.
This art not only have power in visual but also emotional.
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:iconbrandonsnider26:
Brandonsnider26 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly,bein christian, i picked up on it right away,meaning of it.
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Kitsune137190 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The sin of Pride has always interested me. I love the symbolism here. I believe that violet could also represent royalty and nobility, so I can see why you used violet for this picture.
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davidr2000 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I like the Art Deco/Alphonse Mucha tribute you've done with the design. It is so appropriate for the theme.
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SKYRAIN3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
amazing !!!
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:iconhi-hikari-byouga:
Hi-Hikari-Byouga Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful technique. She kinda looks like Fantina (I think that was her name), a gym leader in Pokémon
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:iconcali1999:
cali1999 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Fantastic
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:icontoxicafay:
ToxicaFay Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
This is stunning, I love it! Such a strong character, it portrays the feeling of vanity perfectly. Ace!
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KO-MARii Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm fan of your art for many years <3
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PoisonDLucy13 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art.
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DCaron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome art, i love your work :)
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CarlottaStudios Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Writer
Wow! Amazing! You did, once again, an absolutely amazing job on this image!!!
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