Some of my favorite artists/illustrators are the brave women who first ventured into this male-dominated world. I'm just beginning to appreciate the courage of these woman who battled social expectations to follow their passion.
Recently, on Facebook, I followed a link to a 97 year old woman named Sheilah Beckett. What an inspirational woman. After reading about her, I've determined to put my age hang-up's behind me and just go for it. It's only a number.
IMC is coming up in less than 3 weeks and we were given our assignments. I've chosen the one that will fit easily into my portfolio, Beauty and the Beast. I'm trying to come at with a different twist, integrating a different culture portrayal. In all my searching for different references, I've come across some other female artists that I love. I wanted to share a few.
Jesse Willcox Smith,
Elizabeth Shippen Green,
and Violet Oakley.
Sarah Stilwell Weber
Kate Elizabeth Bunce
Bertha Boynton Lum
and of course, Trina Schart Hyman