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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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Gaarakun12 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
why would you all be wasting your time with some dumb conversation? yeah, go lesbian, but still this piece is amazing and the whole first page of comments is worthless conversations having nothing to do with the piece itself!


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ask me what a sassoon is.
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suli2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
huh?
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BlazingxSoul Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
I love how you capture these sins and put them into a piece like this. I loved how you symbolized Vanity, and I must say I'm quite taken with it. XD

I can't wait for the next one, whatever it may be! :heart:
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veclock Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Student Digital Artist
yeah me too!!! :D :hug: It looks so real
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ukraine-photo Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Well, where though there is one sin? Give to look?
Give to see a sin!
Eh-h, we are deceived! :D

Wonderful work! :)
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Kartentricks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Super cool :) Really mighty picture love it
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thevoiceofheart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006   Digital Artist
yeh your right its amazing :clap:
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jdjohnson Featured By Owner May 9, 2006   Interface Designer
I remember this one from my old account when you released it, was amazing then and was a big hit. Glad to see your getting the respect you deserve and about to take the #1 spot from that overated (yet very good) peice that currently has it.

Although its been said many times, wonderful work!
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7UR Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
yeah dude they wont c that lol
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fudging Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
If you reply then the artist doesn't get an event in their inbox and so will probably never read that.
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theederv Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hate it when people put replies at the top of really popular images just because they think they are gonna get page views from it

Hi-jacking

I'm a hipocrite
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:icongaarakun12:
Gaarakun12 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
why would you all be wasting your time with some dumb conversation? yeah,that's annoying, but still this piece is amazing and the whole first page of comments is worthless conversations having nothing to do with the piece itself!


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ask me what a sassoon is
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theederv Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And congratulations, you've just added another worthless comment you hypocrite
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fudging Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
S/he posted 3 of those.
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fudging Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
I also. Just reply to them with my last comment and hopefully one by one people will stop doing it. Hopefully one day dA will make newest comments appear first...
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:icongaarakun12:
Gaarakun12 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
why would you all be wasting your time with some dumb conversation? yeah,that's annoying, but still this piece is amazing and the whole first page of comments is worthless conversations having nothing to do with the piece itself!


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ask me what a sassoon is
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fudging Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
You're such a trendbreaker 8D
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mUnKEeREaPer Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
ya i feel u on that. i saw someone commented on u sayin' that you can change it so i'ma check that out. it should be really like u said the newest comments appear first as default so that way you can see yours and/or others recent inputs on the piece but then again it's good with the option so you can see the first comments that were posted on it too.
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:icongaarakun12:
Gaarakun12 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
why would you all be wasting your time with some dumb conversation? yeah,that's annoying, but still this piece is amazing and the whole first page of comments is worthless conversations having nothing to do with the piece itself!


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ask me what a sassoon is.
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Radio-Willy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
It's possible do do that, I believe. If I remember correctely, there's an option in your account options that makes the newest comments appear first.
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fudging Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
I guess I mean make the default to have newest first, so the majority doesn't look at the attention grabbers simply replying to the first comment.
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