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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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funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for being an inspiration i have enjoyed all your tutorials in Imagine FX. your work is amazing
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wdnest Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Writer
love it.
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RoselleGreywood Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
i keep coming back to these pieces occasionally, and notice much more symbolism put into the picture than you actually describe in the description. i love the fact her bracelets look like chains - read into that what you will
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BEartistic121212 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
U forgot to mention the heretically obvious mirror, that's the first piece of symbology people r notice in this picture..........
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BEartistic121212 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
By the way..... R U some kind of god-righteous super nut ? (no offence)
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YozoraArashi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
It's fantastic !
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Skarabog Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i will be using this picture (as well as the one about Lust) as reference for a picture. i will send you a link of the picture when it is done, if that's alright.
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gul18 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I'm in shock
[link]
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m1lkx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I found something that could change how you live. Take a look at this
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mirek2605 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I didnt think there was a way out finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened this put me in the lap of luxury this could be your big break
[link]
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ikarishinji80 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had to prove that I could amount to something I was so lucky to have found this now nobody disrespects me you can have a chance too
[link]
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archivopep Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I had finally hit rock bottom this came at perfect timing for me this showed that money is power I had to share this with someone
[link]
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:iconkhondjii:
khondjii Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
this has been how to start your new life
[link]
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:iconnazifabdullah:
NazifAbdullah Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just look
[link]
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:iconoikosulku:
Oikosulku Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
you have so cool pics in here!
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fluffykitty2898 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I love the colors and this series. Such great artwork.
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:iconninarry:
Ninarry Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I really love your interpretation of the seven deadly sins with beautiful women in gorgeous dresses<3
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NMSK-STAMP Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
A very ideal foreshortening that perfect for the Euro typed face, and how near to flow of Vanity accent in sounds.
Im impressed by Valejo on 2000 and earlier authors, but this highly impact to acqustion...
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TeslaEffect Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pride..nice
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:iconasoka-brahamastra:
asoka-brahamastra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simply amazing... :D
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VernKitty Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
ARE YOU KIDDING?

THIS

IS LIKE

FROM A MOVIE.

andnandand

no DD.. ;_;
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Katsumi96Dokuro Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Violet is perfect for Pride
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:iconmadyc:
madyc Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I love the colors... Magnificent
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EnviusCSB Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's scary, but so alluring.
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pervertpattie Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
This is very good and I love how you made the backround a ruined forest!
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Magic-Lover2128 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I love the details and work that you have done into the 7DS model photos.
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likelycreatures Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
ugh I just love all of them!
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Donutella101 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Your "Seven Deadly Sins" remind me of Fullmetal Alchemist! I love your art, by the way!
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Okiimai-14 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is both an interesting design and a good one. You did a good job on this series. (I don't always comment so you won't have to keep on deleting stuff.)
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Emomomotional Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
/love
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Brizeydablackpanther Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
hermosa!!!...hice un chibi de ella no te molesta? :s: [link]
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:iconpimpcatbilly:
pimpcatbilly Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
" Vanity , is definitely my favorite sin "
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KatieNewbie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I don't really like Digital Art... but THIS is amazing! One of the great exceptions! Love it!
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naminanightstar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Artist
i like this picture alot
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AssesAdvenger Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, my favourite in a amazing series.
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IssamSolo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
ik think shes psychic
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:iconzroses:
Zroses Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rofl, did you know this is my main sin, officially favorite image.
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:iconruschell:
ruschell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
So pretty and I love how you added the motif
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautifully Done
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SnaiLords Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Vanity is kinda hot lol
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DarrenFountain Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your work is amazing! I'm miles behind you now but I hope to be able to paint like you some day
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AlexiaJane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
These are so awesome!
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Owls-Eye64 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful artwork. Loved the detail, the pose, the expression, the symolism... Everything. Congratulations!
You did this in 2004? I'll watch you!
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zzzzxx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
By looking at the background, it is obvious that vanity brings so much waste to the land, making it a wasteland.
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DKAllen2012 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
OK, you can totally tell me I'm off on this, but I was wondering why the hair was designed like that. Then, I thought about it, and I guessed that it was styled so that she can see it all in her mirror; or up and out. If it was behind her head, or falling down her back, she couldn't see it, and couldn't revel in it like Vanity would.
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
All of the Deadly Sin dresses would make gorgeous prom dresses in my opinion! : D amazing!!
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m3ROAR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I'd like to see her with a fan instead of a mirror, I think Iít would also fit excellent,... (fan placed either closed pointing to the ground or open hiding half of her face while she's smirkin
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