took a break and did a Lammergeier-Bobcat griffin for the Sketch Dailies prompt today
I'm an ex-Texan living and working in the San Francisco Bay area as a freelance illustrator and video game concept artist.
Here you'll see illustrations and sketches, along with character, creature, and environmental designs. My strengths lie in children's books, natural history, science fiction, organic & fantasy concepts. Yay!
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!
I’m so honored to be included in this list of amazing lady artists - many of whom I call friends! :’D
Thank you so much, Julie! It’s so inspiring to see so many talented ladies.
The exclusive collaborative project we have been working on debuts at the Alternative Press Expo this weekend in San Francisco! Each box includes 32 cards featuring 8 unique designs by Brynn and Tiffany, each sporting a charismatic prehistoric critter from the Mesozoic + Cenozoic.
IT IS TIME.
One of the best known and most charismatic of dinosaurs, Triceratops was the last, largest, and most successful of the ceratopsians. Their distinctive frill and horns were long thought to be defensive - battling for mates and battling off marauding tyrannosaurs - but thanks to much analysis owing to the ubiquitousness of this animal, are now believed to be primarily for display. While injuries did happen, Triceratops were largely able to compete for mates without coming to blows. They moved largely in family groups across the plains of Cretaceous America, sometimes meeting up with larger herds to socialize and mate. Here, a young mother enjoys a mud wallow that has appeared after a spring rain. She calls her two calves, and rises to rejoin the herd.
Andrewsarchus is a mystery. It is only known from a single, enormous 6-foot skull pulled from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, which was then a vast, forested coastal plain. It could be related to hippos, giant “hell pigs,” or another group of carnivorous hoofed animals whose only remaining relatives are whales and dolphins. Living in the lush estuaries and floodplains, Andrewsarchus scavenged from beached primitive whales and turtles, shellfish, and roots. They had the blunted, crude teeth of a generalist. Here, it is April, at dusk, and a young female Andrewsarchus bursts from the underbrush, beginning her brief, but ungainly, sprint to bring down an injured brontothere calf.
An early morning in September, and a male Megaloceros has just caught wind of a potential rival, and moves forward to defend his harem. Despite its common nickname, the “Irish Elk,” the Megaloceros lived neither exclusively in Ireland, is actually more closely related to true deer. Standing nearly 7 feet at the shoulder, the males displayed antlers spanning up to 12 feet from tip to tip, but because of their massive size, often never came to blows. They lived in herds dictated by a harem structure across the Eurasian continent. Megaloceros weathered the last Ice Age, and survived human hunters - even appearing in some cave paintings. The last specimens date from just 7,700 years ago in Siberia.