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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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:iconwerecatqueennic:
WerecatqueenNic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Vain people are so damn annoying
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:iconpurpledead:
purpledead Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't blame her for being vain. She's perfect!
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Wonderful
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labacanitaz412 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
oh my god , i knew that hair was familiar. didn't fully think it was THAT until i saw the dress! i have the same one on my account! i knew this was IMVU based. :D i knew it!
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soran0kalary Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconjayleyprice:
JayLeyPrice Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. I love the hair style
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:iconreenaki:
Reenaki Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
cant be the only one who was directly reminded of Fantina www.google.co.in/search?q=fant…
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Talis687 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
This is beautiful, I like how she isn't looking out at us, but into the mirror, plus how the background is desolate whilst she seems to be on the balcony of an expensive mansion/castle. 
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WipingWillow Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i always thought greed was the mother of all sins, but beautiful art <3
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:iconmyrall:
myrall Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017
beautiful!
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Justanescapist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love personification of abstract ideas!

Interesting colour choice too. Personally I would add some yellow / gold just to widen the colour palette. Like a cherry on top you know ;)
Overall you done a very good job! However the character's head and shoulder seems a bit not in proportion. The neck muscle on the left doesnt really connect with the shouder.

Just some opinions of mine, hope it helps a bit :)
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Thamemeiii Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
wow
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:icongregbubbles:
GregBubbles Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
amazing :happybounce: 
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remedyfordeath Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mucha would be proud!!!
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Amazing artwork!
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ayyluca Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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Kingpoof Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!
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FrostNova05 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW THAT YOU'VE STARTED READING, DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 
1)Say your name 10 times 
2)Say your mom's name 5 times 
3)Say your crush's name 3 times
4)Paste this onto 4 other games
If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday possible. But if you don't paste this, you will get bad luck. SEND THIS ON 5 DIFFERENT GAMES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOUR DONE, PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS
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agarguest Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
How to flag this is spam/idiotic?
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FrostNova05 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even have five games to post it on lol and I dont even have a crush
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FrostNova05 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ikr
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MikuHatsuneMMDlove Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shut up.
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FrostNova05 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i didn't think it would work and it didn't but i like to give things a trySonic Shrug Emote 
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MikuHatsuneMMDlove Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course it won't work. It's a piece of text that simply tells you something that's utterly ridiculous. I thought the chainmail phase of DeviantArt was over...
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FrostNova05 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah
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He-Who-Hungers Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist
Been using a combined version of all 7 of these for my facebook cover for almost 4 years now. Not sure if anyone ever pointed me your way, but I stumbled across it between my friend's favs. Needless to say, I love all of them. This is my clear favourite (sin and picture in the series, although Wrath is a close second). Absolutely 100% love it. 

I'm also really fascinated by the seven sins as a subject for just about anything. I only recently started drawing myself, but I feel like I would try my hand at something involving them at some point. 
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HildaAlonso Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
I love this one...
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is really amazing ^_^
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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 bomb.com. 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
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GabrielasHarbour Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! Her look, the background, the pose, the colours... Also I love to see the Seven Deadly Sins drawn as humanoids.
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BellaSanggre Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning Hug 
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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Very appeasing to the eye. Wonderful job!
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n2n44 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
really eye catching :)
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arslanorigamist12 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student General Artist
This work is absolutely stunning!
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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
Superb!!!
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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!
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Enderbrah1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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CASE ONE -
Annalise [Surname Removed] :She got this email. Rubbish she thought. She deleted it. And now, Annalise dead.

CASE TWO -
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.

CASE THREE -
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
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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.
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Enderbrah1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my god.
why are these awful people giving me retarded feedback?
its stupid
honestly

It's a joke to see how stupid the internet is.
lmao
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LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me?
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Enderbrah1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you heard me pal, now shoo.
get outta my feed.
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LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand a thing you're saying...?
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:iconenderbrah1:
Enderbrah1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
im telling you to get outta here
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LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what the fuck did I do?
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Never-gonna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That looks really good.
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DeadlyFlamingFox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   Digital Artist
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Repost to 9 other pictures and everything will come true..ignore this and you will have bad luck for 9 years..
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TheImmortalGalaxies Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
This looks awesome!
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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!!! ^-^
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