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7 Deadly Sins - Pride by elestrial 7 Deadly Sins - Pride by elestrial
Flawed is she who is infaturated with the image of herself

Made for a project at school on the 7 Deadly Sins. This is the first of the 7-part series. All of these were printed out on a 42" sheet of paper, they all go together as one art piece, but for submitting purposes I've split them up into pieces.

Symbolism
The color purple was chosen because it typically is associated with royalty and upper class, and pride is often thought to be a flaw shared by them.
The mirror symbolises the love she has for herself. She has sat herself on a pedestal. It's cracked because it will crumble and ultimately be her greatest downfall, (I would have preferred to make it bigger but I was restricted to a 6 x 6 canvas size).

The setting is based on the book Dante's Inferno: a dead, desolate place.

All of the seven deadly sins in my series are women because:
A) Women are thought to be more "sinful" for over hundreds of years now. Don't get all woman-activist on me for saying that, I'm a woman myself - and no, I don't believe that "women are more sinful." I think people are people; neither sex is more sinful than the other.
B) There are more women stock providers then men on deviantart. Sorry guys, but there's just not enough of you for me to use!

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Continuation of the Series
Envy - Gluttony - Wrath - Sloth - Greed - Lust
Completed Series Combined
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:iconledarkness1:
Nice work! Love this series :)
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:icontheivoryprincess:
TheIvoryPrincess Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
Im doing a project on narcissism, would it be ok if I used this as the title page on my power point?
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TheIvoryPrincess May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
are pride and vanity the same thing? because i never see them together.
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Maria12345678901123 Oct 20, 2013  Student Artist
Pride and vanity are the same thing.
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TheIvoryPrincess Oct 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Same origin but branches out I think.
Vanity is mostly associated to physical looks, beauty, musicals.
Pride is works. Of cause you can be prideful about your looks.
At least that is what I always thought and heard. 
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:iconceltickawaii:
How is it that I decided on a cracked pedestal for my version of pride? (It's not done yet, but I've finally got the pencil work done).
Great minds think alike, I guess...:D
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:iconsaydieluna:
Nice. Great job. :D
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Feb 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconvmara:
Beautiful!
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