Hey everyone! In some previous blog posts, I mentioned that I’m struggling with an injury to my drawing arm. Although I hoped that the problem would have totally gone away after more than a month of rest, it actually hasn’t, and I’m still struggling with it at this very moment. It’s actually been harder emotionally than it has physically. I’ve decided to go ahead and write a blog entry about it, not only to keep my followers in the loop but also as a cautionary tale to any artists out there who have not yet sustained an injury. If I had been more aware of the risks, maybe this would never have happened to me, so the very least I can do is try to help those who aren’t aware of the risks.
applecorekevin said: I was wondering what you meant when you said… ‘As always, no color picking’ I like your work a lot.
thanks! i actually meant that i didn’t use the eyedropper tool to pick the colors off of the original reference image :) for all of my digital art, including the stuff i make with reference, i choose my colors manually by sliding around the little circle and the arrows in this dialog box:
i mixed up my words, because the above box is called ‘color picker’ which is actually exactly what i do ;) i just don’t literally pick the colors off of other images.
hey everyone! so, i’ve been insanely busy doing work for a very large toy company which has been incredible so far. but it’s a very big project and very hard work, which means little to no time for my own thing. sorry for the lack of sketches and art updates. as an apology, please have these two incredible videos by one of my favorite pop artists of all time, Stromae. his work is incredible, inspiring, unique, etc etc. i’ve been playing tous les memes on repeat all day, the video is amazing! WATCH!
flattered to find myself on this list that the incredible Julie Dillon compiled, but mainly reblogging because I want to help her spread the word about these great female artists! take a look, there is a lot of lovely art here.
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!