I have been wanting to assemble a huge post of some of the amazing women artists out there, because it seems like too often they get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there, they are all amazing, and they all need more visibility and recognition. I encourage you to browse through and visit their websites, and please reblog and add more artists to the list! I know this is NOWHERE near comprehensive and that are tons more artists out there.
This list mostly covers mostly professional illustrators and scifi/fantasy artists. I know I’m missing out on a ton of talented people in comics, animation, fine art, and people who do primarily fan work, but I don’t know quite as much about those areas so they aren’t as well represented here; my apologies.
(The tags got cut off; I guess there’s a limit now? As such I wasn’t able to tag every single artist included.)
EDIT: Added more artists!
Click the “read more” to check out the art! Warning: This list is HUGE, and very image intensive!
So incredibly honoured to be in this list - I have no words. If anyone wants proof that gender has no bearing on talent (or frankly, if they just want to see a huge list of really cool pictures), seriously click through.
knzvc asked: What kind of brushes do you use? And where can I find some good painting brushes for photoshop? I love your work!
Thank you! I’m not actually terribly adventurous with brushes - most of my painting is done with the regular old Photoshop round brush, set to varying levels of hardness, and with opacity and flow corresponding to pen pressure.
That said, a coworker recently directed me to Blur’s Good Brush set, which is definitely worth looking up. It has a ton of good brushes (go figure) and I’ve definitely started incorporating them into my paintings more.