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The Seven Deadly Sins: VANITY

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Published: December 19, 2004
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..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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Mirandamercedez's avatar
Isn’t pride a deadly sin too
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epicheroesProfessional General Artist
Amazing !!
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knoefProfessional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic...colors and contest
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WerecatqueenNicHobbyist Writer
Vain people are so damn annoying
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purpledeadHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't blame her for being vain. She's perfect!
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labacanitaz412Student 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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soran0kalaryStudent Digital Artist
beautiful
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JayLeyPriceHobbyist General Artist
beautiful. I love the hair style
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ReenakiHobbyist Digital Artist
cant be the only one who was directly reminded of Fantina www.google.co.in/search?q=fant…
Talis687's avatar
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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WipingWillowStudent Digital Artist
i always thought greed was the mother of all sins, but beautiful art <3
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myrallHobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!
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JustanescapistHobbyist 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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GregBubblesStudent Digital Artist
amazing :happybounce: 
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remedyfordeathHobbyist Digital Artist
Mucha would be proud!!!
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ayylucaHobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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KingpoofHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!
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FrostNova05Hobbyist 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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How to flag this is spam/idiotic?
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FrostNova05Hobbyist 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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FrostNova05Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ikr
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