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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:

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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 --

:hug:

-- 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 )
:iconzyker325:
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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:iconlilybug981:
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.
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:iconlemongreenart:
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?
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:iconkaniac101:
Kaniac101 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the darkness in this
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:iconseele-helga:
Seele-Helga Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous! *_______________*
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:iconkiskavaya:
kiskavaya Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Really beautiful :clap:
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:iconbaronessochca:
baronessochca Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
very beautiful
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:iconbabyboo69:
babyboo69 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconprussiancrimsonheart:
Beautiful and dark... I love it!!
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:iconjaylayson:
Jaylayson Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Amazing
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:iconmarthren:
Marthren Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Hella cool, mate.
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:icontoxic-kuro:
toxic-kuro Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing...<3
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:iconcreaturedesign:
creaturedesign Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very good colors!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
This is awesome! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconalexandriadior:
AlexandriaDior Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here: [link] :)
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:iconmarazul45:
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: fantastico trabajo!
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:iconerythele:
erythele Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! I featured you here: [link]
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:icondrakecircus:
DrakeCircus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
That... is incredible, your friend commented on one of my friend's work, your only 17? I can't wait to see more of your stuff +1 watch for sure :)
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:iconchissweetart:
ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning!
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:iconneroflame13:
neroflame13 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
this art is very perfect, it looks almost real, the shadow and the light are extream
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:iconifightwithink:
ifightwithink Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is very well done. I like the whispy effect on the edges because it shows more of a "sinful" look to it. The expression is well done along with the general coloring. The raven was also a nice touch :love:
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:iconthecureouscat:
thecureouscat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
This is simply fantastic! Pure fantasy! Keep up the excellent work! :D
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:iconelinaynature:
ElinayNature Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very nice, I love the smoothness! :)
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:iconasianeyezz:
asianeyezz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!! O.O
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:iconorientalbunny:
orientalbunny Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Wow, this is so gorgeous!
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:iconhatshep2:
hatshep2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
So very enchanting! And the poem you included with it is amazing and fits so seamlessly. Excellent!!!
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:iconshadow-robot:
Shadow-Robot Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Lovely~
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:iconimsolouditsweird:
imsoLOUDitsweird Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Photographer
i like how much color you used on the painting, how you diddnt just make everything one color but showed the folds of her clothes and the strands of her hair by using different varients of the same color. its a very good overall composition :D
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:iconmalex80:
malex80 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well done!
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:icontwistedgrimfaerytale:
mirror, mirror, on the wall, this entire thing reminds me of the evil queen in Snow White (the original Grimm version, not the Disney one) I love the color schemes, it just makes it all the more creepy
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:iconborjj:
Borjj Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Amaziing!!
That smoke effect I just love it! :D haha
Congratulations for the DD by the way ; )
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:iconemulink:
emulink Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Nice work! I think i could never make this with just PS CS4.. Keep up the great work!
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:iconrinoa-akime:
Rinoa-Akime Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Writer
Wow I like it =D
I find it really well done... Everything's perfect =D It's so expressive...
That's really a good job, congratulations <3
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:iconagathakeyguard:
AgathaKeyguard Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice picture! :)
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:iconsmogy95:
smogy95 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Thiis is amazing! I would buy it if I had money!
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:icongamezgc:
gamezgc Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
great Art!!
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:iconlisitcajulia:
LisitcaJulia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
весьма.напоминает портрет на машине.
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:iconorganization13fan000:
Organization13Fan000 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is amazing, the poem is wonderful and the detail and colors in the picture, Im so speechless, I can really sense the emotional so well in this picture,amazing job
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:iconmrpb88:
mrpb88 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Beautifully done.!
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:iconcarlazzo:
Carlazzo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Magnificent masterpiece! The composition is a total astonishment! Marvelous work!
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:iconexshinka:
EXSHINKA Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
cool
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:iconshadowcaster797:
Shadowcaster797 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
brilliant, the concept is epic!
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:iconvaleskamoura:
valeskamoura Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wooow amazing! :heart:
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:iconselmonodessa:
SelmonOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Awesome *o*
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconrosslana:
RossLana Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Writer
Wonderful! I very glad to see you in my gallery: [link]
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:iconwitchie1:
Witchie1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, as usual :D
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:iconkikutamishieru:
KikutaMishieru Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
wow that hair is awesome o,o great idea
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:iconkikutamishieru:
KikutaMishieru Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
lol ich kann ja auch deutsch schreiben xD
..was mir noch aufgefallen ist (vielleicht liegts auch nur an mir) ..ihre arme sehen irgendwie sehr kurz aus :3
trotzdem sehr toll 8D
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:icondarkelektra:
DarkElektra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
wowww :iconwowplz: it's an amazing artwork!
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:iconreddesilets:
RedDesilets Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's awesome! i use mirrors and 'looking glass' analogies in my poetry... can we really face our TRUE reflection?
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