So pretty much everyday when I have my chance to catch up with the world news and email, I always make an effort to look at new art to get updated on up and coming artists. I check out flickr and random art blogs, and there are a select few women illustrators that just really inspire me and make me wish that I was better at drawing.
I can do still lifes and doodles (granted I haven't done it quite some time), but actually sit down, illustrate my thoughts, and be happy with the result is not easy for me. I look at these women with such diverse styles of drawing and painting (physically painting and Adobe Illustrator) and I wish that I could do what they do. Of course they are probably properly trained artists, and I've only taken a few college drawing classes
Don't Look Tiddles
The Illustrated Girl
Two of a Kind
The Black Moor Fish Curse
The Teapot and The Pigeon
The return of the White Rabbit
L'enfant aux cheveux d'or
Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée Simone de Beauvoir
A Deer Wearing Gym Socks
Aren't these illustrations amazing? If you click each photo, it'll lead you to either their etsy shop, flickr, or blog. I think I picked these to be my favourites out of everyone's portfolio because of use of colour, content, and lines. I know that's silly to say lines, but I guess I'm just attracted to the style. Collectively they seem to have that in common with the use of line, sense of whimsy, and each piece seems to have a sense of innocence. They make me feel like a kid and I admire anything that reminds me that I'm a child-at-heart.
Are there any female artists that you admire? I'd love to expand my favourites and knowledge in art.