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.)
Click the “read more” to check out the art! Warning: This list is HUGE, and very image intensive!
ysvyri asked: Hey, thank you for the reply to my entry. I have to agree with you that forums and such seem to lack a sense of actual community that they once did, ironic in this supposed age of 'social media'. Are there really no places left online like Ebony Keep? Sadly I was too tardy to the party to join in on that one, but I was aware of it.
Hi, sorry I’m so late replying to you!
I’m glad its not just me who thinks so! It is strange, particularly as you say, that this is meant to be the age of ‘social media’. At least, with far more immediacy than when I first got hooked on the net. Back then it was forums and IM only really. I think even shoutboxes were super new, haha.
I would like to hope that there are some friendly but also inspiring places left like Ebony Keep was, but I haven’t yet been able to find them. I’m aware of all the current large communities like IFX, conceptart.org and cgtalk forums. But really for me, while those are all very pro and so on, they seem to lack the personal, friendly atmosphere that forums used to. Also, those above-mentioned generally seem to be filled with people only pushing their own work, (as in DA now), rather than everyone sharing their work and skills to push each other, which was the atmosphere I found so inspiring before.
If you come across any mythical forums like this, I would really appreciate it if you could link me! (and I will vice versa! ;) )