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Stand My Ground by cowgirlem
Stand My Ground

This was a rather personal image but I feel the need to share it's story!

The story behind this image is one close to home. I know so many people consumed by their fears, doubts and low self esteem. I know it can feel so hard sometimes to pull yourself out of the shadows. 
I originally sketched this up last year as I was having a rough time dealing with some losses. I was inspired by the song "Stand My Ground" I knew that instead of letting myself become engulfed by my sadness, I had to pull myself out. Out of the darkness.

My hope for this image is that it can spread and be found by the people who need it, when they need it. Remember, in order for there to be shadows - there must be a light! Turn your back on your fears, stand your ground and face the light. <3…

Desdemona - 2015 by cowgirlem
Desdemona - 2015
I decided to do another re-draw of my Desdemona from 2007! She was only a sketch back then and I re-drew her based on that sketch last year here:
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Tried to do a bit of a painterly style and had a lot of fun with it! Took a while longer than I'd hoped but as it's playing with a style I'd not used before I'm fairly pleased with the result! :D
You can see progress and detail shots over on my facebook page :D
She's also printed on stuff on my Society6 account
Desdemona (c) cowgirlem        
You can see me? by cowgirlem
You can see me?
Sooooo yeah...
I found a video on the net of these two together and um... my mind went "Oh wow. I want to draw this! Their colour schemes would work together sooo well!" - Which clearly is the most important thing. :nod:
I know they're from different universes/companies/timezones etc, but I'm an adult and I'll draw what I want dang it! >.<

Ahem. So enjoy my shameless crossover fanart of Jack and Elsa. 
Jack Frost/Rise of the Guardians (cO Dreamworks
Elsa/Frozen (c) Disney
What's left of me - Markers by cowgirlem
What's left of me - Markers
Hey guys!

I was at Thoughtbubble festival this last weekend and in the quieter moments I was able to get this down. I've had this idea in my head for a while so it was nice to finally put pen to paper! :) However, I think I'd prefer to do a digital version at some point - but for now it's out of my head at least!

I have a number of ideas in my head featuring this lady... (currently nameless) who I seem to get inspiration to draw while I'm listening to Within Temptation! So for now enjoy this piece in markers inspired by "All I need" by within temptation :)

Artwork (c)    cowgirlem
Volcano Dragon by cowgirlem
Volcano Dragon
This took a while... mainly because I worked on it in A3!!
I started it back in May and left it half finished for months... until now! I'll be taking him with me to London Comic Con in the hopes of selling him as an original art piece! :)
Coloured entirely with Copic ciao markers :)
That's right! Yesterday my lovely Cleaborg popped the question before a meal out! :)
I just wanted to share it with you guys!! ^__^


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Emily McGorman
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United Kingdom
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I draw one shot illustrations, write & draw Comics and Children's books!
All in all - I like to create! :)

You can catch me on Twitter as cowgirl_em or e-mail me on

My webcomic Deoxyribonucleic Anarchy can be read here on Deviantart or over on Smackjeeves or Comic Fury whichever you prefer ;)

Please don't be afraid to say Hi! :)

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FrogKinq Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  New member Student Artist
awesome art!!!
cowgirlem Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :D
FrogKinq Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  New member Student Artist
ReggieBear19 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Where do you get your manga printed? I've been looking everywhere D:
cowgirlem Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I use Inky little fingers :)
blob55 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
You're the best at HA sketches!
cowgirlem Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awww thanks very much! :3
RunningstarMinou Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi! I love your Pokeshipping drawings! :D
cowgirlem Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much ^_^
RunningstarMinou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
They're all great and inspiring! :)
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