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Emma Frost by Chalaya Emma Frost by Chalaya
*I did not draw this, I just colored it in*
*Please do not use this deviation in any way or take it and put it on any other website!*

This one has been finished for weeks, and I finally had a chance to upload it. I just love Emma Frost! She's got to be the coolest comic book character ever (next to Rogue)!

Prismacolor colored pencils
Touched up in Photoshop to undo some of the damage the scanner did to the colors. :)

Lineart by :iconwindriderx23:
Original drawing: [link]

Also, I was very inspired in my coloring of this picture of Emma Frost [link] , exquisitely done by the very talented :icontempestsreign: Please check out her gallery! You're in for a real treat!
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You got an awesome style :love:
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Chalaya Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's just my coloring though. :)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You linked me to this one quite some time ago but I haven't gotten around to commenting on it until now. Obviously :iconwindriderx23: is a beast. His style is crazy and his art is amazing. That said, it takes guts to take on the task of colouring one of his pieces. I must say that you stepped up to the challenge and delivered a great piece. I am in awe by how talented you are when it comes to highlights, lowlights and shading overall. Emma has such depth to her skin here. That also extends to her costume and makes it look very tactile. I can almost feel and hear it. The way in which you coloured her hair here is also great. It's just so pretty! One of my favourite things that you've done, and it might seem like a small detail, are the shiny spots on her "X" brooch and the jewel on her glovelet. It adds dimension. Lastly I want to compliment you on your choice in background. Those colours work well with her costume and compliment it quite well. The movement of the lines also adds quite a bit of movement to the piece and makes it appear that much more dynamic. Overall, great job!
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Chalaya Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I know! :iconwindriderx23:'s lines are amazing! I wish I could color every last one of them. Thank you so much. It's an honor that you mention my shading and highlights because when I first started coloring again, that was a major difficulty for me. I believe I've come a long way with my shading and I'm so glad you think it's good. I was especially proud of her skin. It's one of the first pieces where I actually used some mauve undertones and I shaded with violet. It makes a deeper shadow than just using a darker skin tone.

With the costume I wanted to kind of emulate the comic book style colors with the strong lines while still keeping it my own style of coloring. I was so flattered when I read that you can almost feel and hear it! That's probably one of the best compliments any artist can get! I myself, think this is the best white cloth I've ever colored. Too bad my scanner ate it. Even after two hours of adjustments in photoshop, it still doesn't look like it does on the paper. Oh and I love when people point out the small details! I was wondering if anyone even noticed the shine I put on her jewel and broach. Again, the gel pen saves the day, and a pit of white pencil to create the sparkle lines. Thanks for the compliment on the background. That was a beast in itself. It took me a total of 4 hours to fill in all that space. I wanted to create an ice affect. Probably a bit cliche for Emma, but it works. :)

Thanks again for taking the time to visit my gallery! It means so very much to me to get comments like this, especially when I work so hard. :)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I could give you a few comments that you really appreciate and can use. As an artist, I definitely understand what comments mean the most especially when people take the time to pour over the details of a drawing. It makes all the hard work seem worth it. I personally love picking out the minute details of people's work because it is usually those elements that really polish everything off. You really did do a marvellous job!
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Chalaya Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much again! I feel the exact same way. Yeah, those details are really what makes a picture stand out and they're often over looked. I try to do that too when I comment, pick out the small things. People usually do appreciate that. Those tiny details take a lot of thought and planning sometimes!
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andrekosslick Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow,this are really a majestic silver blue love goddess,how much i like the proud corsett design for this divine body.
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Chalaya Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Andre! She was so much fun to color! I can't take credit for the corset design since I only colored in this drawing, but it really is beautiful! Thank you so much for your compliments!!! :)
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BloodTalonHero Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
You made her look amazing.
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:iconchalaya:
Chalaya Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the compliment! I'm so glad you like my coloring!
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