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'The Death of Me' - Cover Art :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 13 1 Gypsy Vanner :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 8 4 Rogue :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 128 11 Red Sonja :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 52 8 Walkar, The Abomination :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 20 9 Queen Elsa - Frozen :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 214 7 Critter Pin-Up (2013 Annual) :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 27 5 Emma Frost - Portrait of a Queen :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 189 38 Machine Man v3.0 :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 36 8 Wonder Woman - Armored :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 205 18 Ghost - Dark Horse :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 51 11 Captain Marvel - In Flight :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 158 28 The Eagle :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 56 6 Manhattan :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 19 3 Samanya of Neverminds - Drumfish Contest :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 16 14 Atmosphere :iconlilyinblue:lilyinblue 39 17


Mockingbird :iconelias-chatzoudis:Elias-Chatzoudis 671 18 BlackWidow :iconvirus-ac:Virus-AC 732 31 Emma Frost Commission :iconweijic:WeijiC 238 18 Captain Marvel Samurai :iconmycks:MyCKs 258 20 Red Sonja :icontroya3000:troya3000 63 14 Mockingbird :iconfredbenes:Fredbenes 213 5 Captain Marvel :iconfredbenes:Fredbenes 233 9 Scarlet Witch :iconthedurrrrian:theDURRRRIAN 4,594 74 Black Widow :iconthedurrrrian:theDURRRRIAN 6,984 122 raise your hand if you have spider-powers :iconkinkypoptarte:kinkypoptarte 85 16 SpiderWoman :iconelizabethbeals:ElizabethBeals 430 19 Carol Danvers Captain Marvel Concept Art :iconneedham-comics:Needham-Comics 137 21 Marvel Girls :iconfredbenes:Fredbenes 327 10 Avengers2b :iconscmartel:SCMartel 8 0 Captain Marvel Original art :iconartgerm:Artgerm 7,590 173 Asgardians - Sif :iconcolletteturner:ColletteTurner 325 67


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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.

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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MAKiB0Y Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
wickedly awesome gallery! :XD:
lilyinblue Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
MAKiB0Y Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
no problem! :XD:
Comicbookguy54321 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your art! Especially your redesigns! You should check mine out sometime :)
WhitOro Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks for all the support Lily :)
Kambadais Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, i found you through CBR forums, yeah, i recognise your work, i saw your Carol Danvers on Project Rooftop! Great work! Keep it up!! :thumbsup:
lilyinblue Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment!

I should have some new stuff up soon... I hope.
gwdill Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Keep up the great artwork!!
lilyinblue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Digital Artist
I'll certainly try. Thank you for the watch!
gwdill Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
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