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Captain Marvel - Carol Danvers - Portrait by lilyinblue Captain Marvel - Carol Danvers - Portrait by lilyinblue
Awhile ago, I did a speed paint of Carol Danvers in her new Captain Marvel costume. The piece earned such a positive response that I figured I ought to do it again - but with some real time and effort. Here's the result.

This was also a lesson reinforced. Back your stuff up! A computer failure could have caused me to lose weeks of work, but fortunately an automatic back-up averted a major disaster. In the end, I only had to redo her hair. I'm sure it was better the second time around anyway. I had good practice!

It's been a REALLY long time since I've done any digital painting in this level of detail. I have to say... it feels pretty good.

Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Intuos 3. Lost track of time.

ETA: 7/18/12 - This piece is one of four being featured in the back of Captain Marvel #1!
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TheTraitor44 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
She looks lovely,great work dude!
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HopeWielder Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
she looks lovely, great work! (:
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Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Neat!
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
I have always liked this picture, used it for reference making my own.  Nice to meet the artist.
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow.  Thank you!
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Your welcome.  I thought this was a Captain Marvel variant cover.  People seem to be reblogging it all over, for a reason.
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Not a variant cover, no.  I don't think my art career is quite there yet. :)

There was collection of fan art put in the back of Captain Marvel #1 and this was one of the four pieces.  I'm guessing that's where the recognition comes from.

Thanks again!
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Ah, well it deserves it.  Great job.  :D
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blondfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Superb art here.  How about doing one of Susan Storm?
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!

I've got a lot of names on my to-do list, but Sue would be a fun one to try.
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ninitynine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Dude you gotta work at marvel, you're so brutal, maybe if they put someone with talent like you in their lost, they finally kick out ramos
Really you're awesome
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Easier said than done! :)

Thanks for the comments, though.  You made my day!
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
It's Gwyneth Paltrow! ;)
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JesseAllshouse Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
The face and the hair turned out really well and I really like the background, Great Work!
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! The hair was an epic ordeal to get through. Heh.
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JesseAllshouse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
How long did it take?
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
The whole piece was about 3 weeks. The hair had to be done twice though... because I lost the first time through due to file corruption!
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volotation Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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zeuggg Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow! I saw this in the back of captain marvel #1! I was surprised to find it online too hehehe. beautiful painting, I love the hair especially!
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
I agonized over her hair, twice! I'm glad it came out well. And thank you for the comments!
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YSPWNS4E Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Amazing! ^_^
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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FoxHawke Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
So beautiful and congrats on being featured in the editorial section of the comic. :)
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! It's been pretty exciting.
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pigsofdoom Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE IT!
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RisingSilverDragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
This is beautiful!
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:iconlilyinblue:
lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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sorus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. You are awesome. She is awesome.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Beatfuil work
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very impressive work!
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2toneSoldier Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
This, Scarlet Spider and Avengers Academy are the only reasons why I haven't completely left Marvel comics behind for DC and indie publishers. I'm probably in the minority but i'm liking Carol with short hair since there aren't enough blondes in fiction who rock short hair.
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derekmetaltron Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
This is fantastic! I've been bemoaning the loss of 'Ms Marvel' and Carol's old costume lately (much the same way as I did with DC and Harley Quinn, Power Girl and Zatanna) but the more I see great artists draw it the more I geat and love the new look! I think it was the short hair which initially got mre because Carol's long blonde hair has always been one of her best features for me.

Anyway, great artwork, the costume looks realistic and the background's perfect, well done! :)
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words!

I think the costume will get better in subtle ways, once the various artists drawing it get more comfortable with it. Not to mention, there doesn't seem to be much consensus on how long her hair really is now! So, I aimed for something not-too-long and not-too-short. Aim down the middle and I can't be that far off, can I? :D
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derekmetaltron Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
You're quite welcome! I'm probably a sucker for traditionalism in that I prefer girls with long hair and guys to have it short. But certainly your pic's length looks about right to me. I think with the initial annoucement I was all meh but after seeing it handled on the Avenging Spider-Man cover I grew to like it more (and I'm getting to be quite fond of the Peter/Carol pairing - seriously I'm supposed to be a diehard Pete/MJ shipper!) so what you say is very fair.

Still, my inner fanboy hopes that She-Hulk gets to keep the swimsuit look! ;)
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MichaelLinkJr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Absolutely beautiful! Seen this on FB... Was about to look for it for my group, but there it was sitting in my inbox! =)
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Always try my best to make life easy. This might be the first time it actually worked!

Thanks for running the CarolCorp group. Love it. Also, thanks for the fav and thanks for the kind words! :D
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MichaelLinkJr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
No probs. Totally worth it. =)
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LilFlyergirl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Very nice! I'm not too familiar with her character tho, but I'll have to look her up!
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lilyinblue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!

Most know her as Ms. Marvel, but she's getting a bit of an upgrade in a new book launching next month!
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