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Susan L Harlow
Artist | Digital Art
United States
By day, I am an interactive designer and developer. By night, my head is in the clouds or on another planet. I prefer to spend that time pondering superheroes and trying my best to draw them. That's all well and good for now, of course. But when I finally grow up, what I really want to do is be one of them. Failing the convenient development of superpowers, I'd settle for just coloring them.
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What a difference 6 years makes...

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 12, 2013, 5:36 PM
About a week ago, I posted this:
Emma Frost - Portrait of a Queen by lilyinblue

In July of 2007, I drew this:
Emma Frost - X-Jam by lilyinblue

This most recent time around, I was drawing Emma Frost simply because I felt like it.  I did a sketch of a woman during some free time, and her mood reminded me of Emma, so I ran with it.  What I didn't realize at the time was that the last time I drew Emma (my favorite X-Man) was almost exactly 6 years ago.  Looking at the two pieces, I don't think most would ever realize they're from the same artist.

It's easy to be critical of our own work.  In order to get better, we have to be.  You need to be able to see your own flaws in order to know what to improve upon.  However, when we do well, it's also important to take some pride in it.  I was proud of my most recent portrait of Emma.  I learned a ton in terms of technique while working on it, and honestly thought it was my best work to date.

... but seeing it side by side with my last attempt at portraying Emma, I'll admit... I'm even more proud now.  I've worked hard, especially in the past 2-3 years, and I think I have some proof that it is finally paying off.

Now somebody remind me that I have to draw Emma again in July of 2019.

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Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Are you familiar with the art design known as TimmStyle?
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Thanks for adding my Carol Danvers Captain Marvel Concept Art to your favorites.
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome!  I thought it was a great piece.  I really liked the design concept.
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Thanks.  I see them maybe skipping over much of her comic history and much of Mar-Vell's too.  I tried to sort of merge it all together in the costume.  Give her something alien to tell a story about her powers and also give a reason why she even would be wearing the costume.  I am glad you liked it.  I very much like your art.
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lockett730 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
if you ever want to display your original superheroes or villains and bios please check out our site.

www.facebook.com/newheroesdata…

newheroesdatabase.wifeo.com/

thanks Rodney
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ei9 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
 Hi Susan,

       I just want to say that I do really your fabulous beautiful paintings of yours and they are awesome with a capital A! I have a few of your masterpieces in my faves and look forward seeing more from you in the future. You have won me over as an brand new fan in me. keep doing what you been doing Homegirl and God loves you!
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey there!

Thanks for all of those faves and your really nice comment.  I'm absolutely flattered and you definitely made my day today!
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kGoggles Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
Hi Susan thanks for the watch! It was great meeting you at Anime Boston! Your paintings are amazing !!! I'm definitely keeping an eye on your work! Your level of improvement over 6 years is awesome 
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey!

It was great meeting you this weekend.  And thanks for the comments on my art!  Do you think you'll do the convention again next year?  I'm hoping to give it a try myself.  It would be great to see you there again.
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kGoggles Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014   General Artist
It was great meeting you too! Yeah I think I will probably go to AB next year as well. Hope you'll give it a go too!
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