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#1 Violet


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:02 AM


award by Mercury


grad student in Victorian literature;
making graphics since October 2005,
using Photoshop CS3


*Resources & Credits*

















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Chapter Image Sets:

[Black Sands]  [Out of Time]  [This Longing]

















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And some things I've done for a local film series:



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Awards Archive

Best at Banners 2012 and 2013! Thank you!
awards by Crowley



awards by charmante. and bewitching



2007 Dobby Winner for Best Graphic Artist
2008 Dark Mark Winner for Best at Banners
2011 Dark Mark Winner for Best Critique
2012 Dark Mark Winner for Best at Banners

Thanks for checking out my gallery! :happy:

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#2 Lady Plantagenet

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:06 AM



Susan! New gallery, new beauties as always! Your style is always evolving, and always into something elegant and strong and beautiful! :wub: That Guinevere portrait is stunning, and all your Downton Abbey pieces are perfect! :fangirl:

Edited by Modthryth, 02 April 2013 - 12:09 AM.

#3 Clara Oswald

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:14 AM

Susan, you create such beautiful graphics with each graphic having mesmerising compositions. I am constantly inspired by your work, it really is simply breathtaking. <333 :fangirl:


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#4 Asphodelic



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

Hey Susan! ^_^


I was looking at your old gallery and my gosh it's much as beautiful as this gallery here. :wub: You graphics just show how awesome and fantastic you are as an artist and I really look up to you for an inspiration as a fellow artist and person. :D


Continue to make more stunning beauties and I'll be back next time. :halo:




Edited by Lady Asphodel, 02 April 2013 - 12:18 AM.

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#5 avalanche



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:18 AM

I'll edit this when it's not 1 AM :ph34r:

Hi Susan! *waves*

Okay, I am nowhere near eloquent enough to express how awesome you are. But I love your graphics and how your style evolves all the time but it still stays you. and you don't follow trends at all. Which is pretty amazing.

My favorite graphic is that "all that's beautiful" banner with the flawless comp and text (and quote ;)). TDA wouldn't be TDA without and you do so much for this site <333


Edited by avalanche, 02 April 2013 - 10:34 PM.


#6 cookie.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:21 AM

snagging the sixth place >D


Will edit tomorrow because I really need to sleep :')


everything is absolutely beautiful honestly :3 This is so stunning, I can look at it and lose myself in it completely... you have a real artistic gift, honestly, all of your pieces speak for themselves it's outstanding! I'm in love with everything. Everything. :wub: Honestly, your work is so inspiring and unique, it's fascinating :loves:

Edited by abeille.reveuse, 07 April 2013 - 05:10 PM.


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#7 Apocalypse


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:42 AM

-Will edit in a while-


Susan, you're not just an amazing admin but you're also an inspiration for each and every one of us. Your gallery is beautiful and flawless and it really does set an example for every new and old artist here. You've probably heard all this before but still I gotta say it. Your coloring is the best thing ever. ♥ I really love how you can use any kinda coloring on your graphics and make them look so amazing all the time. It's one of the most exquisite features of your graphics! I'm really proud of the fact that I have you as an inspiration. I aspire to be like you some day. ♥ Stay awesome forever, pleasums. :hug:




♥ ♥ ♥

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#8 baekhyun!


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:51 AM

hellooooo susan! your gallery is just sjfgoifgjogj stunning!

im so jealous and in love with your style and comp sigh.

+this and +this are just mind blowing. 

everything is so seamless here. can i fawn forever?


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#9 Milady


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:26 AM

Will edit :happy:


SUSAN SUSAN SUSAN! Gah, I know you've heard it all before, but damn, I wish that I had a piece of the crazy talent that you have. I would seriously settle with having the talent in the fingernail on your pinkie, because it would be an improvement :P Your composition, colouring, stock use, just everything, it's all flawless! And what you make is varied, yet your style always shines through so clearly, every piece screams SUSAN! I also admire how long you've been making graphics for, and how you still manage to keep it up with admin duties and RL. You are an inspiration to me and this site, don't you ever leave dear, don't you dare.


I mean it, I will hunt you down and make you come back- I swear xD

Edited by Milady, 02 April 2013 - 11:24 AM.

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#10 VermillionDream

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:38 AM

Susan, I must say that you are an absolute inspiration to me! :D
Everything in your gallery is so stunning, I especially adore the colouring and comp in all of your work! <3
I've admired your work for as long as remember! And I'll continue to stalk ;D

Edited by VermillionDream, 16 April 2013 - 06:03 PM.

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#11 bewitching.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

What pretties this gallery contains!! Susan I absolutely love all of your graphics :wub:

they just happen to leave me dragging my jaw along the floor :drop:

Everything is just stunning  ;)  I especially love your banners.

I think I may just have to stalk all of your work :ph34r:


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#12 seraphine.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:49 AM

will edit!


ugh, Susan, why are you so amazing? I am seriously trying not to dissolve into a pile of meaningless goo right now. Your gallery is just gorgeous and every piece blows me away. You have such a great style and everything here is so creative. Not only are you a wonderful admin, but you're also a huge inspiration. I'll definitely come back to stalk!  :loves:

Edited by seraphine., 16 April 2013 - 07:06 PM.

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#13 daredevil


    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:21 AM

Susan you are so fabulous ahhhh

I especially love your texture use, because even though your stock is fabulous, your texture use just blows me away! :')

The whole grungy feel of your gallery makes me so happy~

You are such a big inspiration and you do so much for TDA <3


I want to steal all your colouring and




Edited by bathtub., 05 April 2013 - 08:02 AM.


vee & gallery & beautiful set by doctor ziegler


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#14 hashtagponcho


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:24 AM


Ok, so Violet Ephemera or now more commonly know as Violet is basically an institution. It's sort of strange to imagine t-d-a without you, your style, fervor for graphic making and the energy and time you put into the site. 


For me, you've been a great artist to look up to, for ideas and for a little pick me up for when I was needing to see something creative to get my own creative juices flowing. Especially the choice of images you use in your graphics- everything seems so intentional, and thought about. Another thing is your banners. They have been my main graphic size and I at times am very proud of a banner, although of course compared to your work it's just *poof* everything sucks in my gallery. Not to say your work is a deterrent  Your amazing work is something that makes me strive for improvements and bettering myself creatively. Your individuality shines through in your gallery and it makes me feel a little compelled to try and be more original and true in my own work.


This wasn't meant to be edited so... strangely. I've had a long day okay! Much love, Susan :)

Keeley <3

Edited by infinity., 03 April 2013 - 04:02 PM.

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#15 accursed.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

Susan :wub: 

I don't even know where to start. 


You've always been such an inspiration to me and you're one of my idols. Your style is so classically beautiful and reminds me of the elegance of black and white films <3 All of your work seems to tell a story and I adore them to no end. You have no idea how much you've inspired and influenced my work over the past three years and it's just such an honour. I hope one day to be as good as you. <3 

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#16 kate.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Wow. You're gallery is beyond gorgeous. I love your style. And everything in your gallery but

your banners are without a doubt my favorite. Your 'Grim Cirumstances' CI is also incredibly

cool! The edges are so clever. I have nothing more than squees to say so I'll just stop here.



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#17 Jeanie


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

-sets up new tent-


new gallery means new tent to set up in it. :sean:​ and this place seems to be even more amazing every time I look at it. everything is so soft and smooth and -melts- so pretty..... :hearts:

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#18 winter soldier

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

I honestly think you are one of the best artists, if not the best, that TDA has to offer. Like everything you do is flawless. You've grown so much over those last few years and you've carved out your own niche and it comes complete with style, flawless technique and creativity. You make me want to do better, while equally making me want to throw my graphic program away because #petsyourgraphics.

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