Recent Drawings: Jean Grey: Emma Frost's Dismay

Usually when the two leading ladies of the X-Men, Emma Frost and Jean Grey, are pitted against each other, the White Queen is quickly labeled as the villain. It's understandable since she was once a villain and she did terrible stuff against the team of mutants she now calls home. Still, people forget that although Jean was once the sweet and innocent Marvel Girl, the first X-Woman has done her share of damage to the X-Men as Phoenix.

Both ladies have been on both sides of the battle field and both ladies seem to hold a rivalry that will hold for a very long time. Even now that one of them is "gone" the other still fights for trust and attention. Cyclops and Wolverine have both put their trust on Emma like they once did on Jean and the rest of the X-Men have allowed to be led by this queen, even if they are not too keen on her presence. Anyways, it always seems like between Emma and Jean, Jean is always the victim but what about Emma? I know I shouldn't be defending the cold woman since I was one of the many people who "boo-ed her off the stage" when she and Scott began dating. Yet she has been able to grow on me.

If we think about it, Emma is the one who suffers more hardship because she lives under the shadow of a great woman. Which is why I came up with the drawing below:

Tell me what you think! Is it strange to see Emma be the vulnerable one while Jean takes the credit for the villain?

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey

Posted by Billy Batson

in her shadow? Bah :p
Nice piece though.

Posted by sora_thekey

@Billy Batson: Not her shadow. Her reflection... Thanks! :)

Posted by Phaedrusgr

I share your opinion on this. I think you've put it nicely. Good job.

Posted by EGoD

That is awesome Sora, nice work. When I looked at the picture I thought more of the way they write Emma always being scared of Jean's return and that she'll lose everything. I still say Emma's the rebound girl lol!

Posted by sora_thekey

@Phaedrusgr: Thank you!

@EGoD: That's another way of looking at it. I agree that Emma is and always will be the rebound girl (the same way I see Wolverine as Jean's rebound guy) but still Emma has earned her place as a stand-alone character. I'm glad you liked it.

*Runs about in glee* "Look everybody the king of Phoenix drawings [EGoD] just said he liked my Phoenix drawing!"

Posted by kiss_lamia

Yay i already faved this one on Deviant :D i like the concept and cool work on the reflection :D

Posted by tonis

@sora_thekey: whoa, now that's wicked creative man, totally dig it. Goes in the favs pile :)

Posted by ReVamp

I liked it till I saw the reflection...

...then I loved it.

Posted by Mercy_

I love the imagery in this piece. It's one of my favorites of yours, Sora.

Posted by Raven0207

Beautiful interpretation ! I love it ! But of course I just love and miss Jean, or maybe it's the red hair !

Posted by EGoD

@sora_thekey: ROFL! You should take that to the bank, I hear a compliment like that is worth millions! lol

Posted by sora_thekey

@kiss_lamia: @Raven0207: @tonis: Thank you!

@ReVamp: @The Dark Huntress: D'Aww! Thanks!

@EGoD: lol!

Posted by M.S. Feather

That's really pretty...and an awesome idea!
Makes me glad you're posting your work here again. :D

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Nice effect. Smooth lines and good expressions. Really great, actually.

Posted by xerox_kitty

Oh Geo! I think this might be one of your best drawings yet! It's so smooth & beautiful, and the way Emma's pose seamlessly flows into that of Jean... it's gorgeous!! I absolutely love it! :D

Posted by sora_thekey

@M.S. Feather: Thank you. I'm glad to be back to sharing my art with all of you.

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: Thanks!

@xerox_kitty: I'm so glad you like it! I put in the extra effort in this... Comments like these from all of you put a smile on my face! :)

Posted by MetallicMercury

That is really beautiful. I love the concept.

Posted by sora_thekey

@MetallicMercury: Awww. Thanks!