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October 16, 2011
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Vanity by sanguisGelidus Vanity by sanguisGelidus

The mirror’s blessing,
The mirror’s spell,
That casts each
Beauty into hell.

Like a web’s intimate
Tangle of lies,
Like a spider that
Feasts on fat little flies.

The raven, he whispers
Sweet nothings in your ear,
The sound of your beauty
Is all that you hear.

this awesome poem was written by: :icon1dakota-smith1:


This was fully drawn in PS CS4, about 9 hours. I had much fun drawing it and it was a nice experience. I used this stock photo as reference for the woman: [link]

Maybe there are more of the seven deadly sins to follow! :)

-- I hope you like it! :heart: Every fav and comment is ighly appreciated! :D --


-- this is also my entry for the Halloween Contest of the group Female-Kingdom here: [link]
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Given 2011-10-18
Vanity is by *sanguisGelidus ( Featured by Lyricanna )
Wow, I really like this. The whole thing blurring out into oblivion and blending together really makes the whole thing look a lot more eerie. I love how you put some images in the smoke, like the skull. One thing I wonder about is the varying spots of light in the center of the image next to her head, it looks like those were forced and generally look like you were getting lazy. Otherwise, the shading on the sleeves is wonderful, and the purple hue on the crow/raven is very nice. Her forehead does look a little large, but that's your artistic license on that one. Love the whole design in general, and keep up the good work.
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lilybug981 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the faint grinning skulls directly behind the woman. And the slightly demonic-looking raven whispering in her ear.
LEMONGREENART Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
einfach mal genial! die atmosphäre haut ein um =O mit den totenköpfen im rauch und den haaren die so abstehn und alles sieht megacool aus!!!
hab nur ne frage, ob ich das gedicht richtig versteh: ist gemeint dass der spiegel jede schönheit zweifeln lässt oder gehts um selbstverliebtheit?
Kaniac101 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the darkness in this
Seele-Helga Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous! *_______________*
kiskavaya Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Really beautiful :clap:
baronessochca Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
very beautiful
babyboo69 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Absolutely stunning!
Beautiful and dark... I love it!!
Jaylayson Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Marthren Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Hella cool, mate.
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