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50 Beautiful Feminine Illustrations and Artworks

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so is the quality of femininity. Exploring this for many artists takes on a diversity of themes. From exploring the pleasures of being a girl to a simple childhood memory, each artist embodies this message in its unique way and choice of medium.

The collection of renderings selected in this episode of the Monday Inspiration series, 50 beautiful and creative feminine illustrations is sure to please your feminine side. And if your feminine side is non-existent — beautiful women have always been and remain an excellent inspiration.

Please notice: this showcase was supposed to present unusual styles, ideas and approaches to the illustration of a woman — not just some beautiful pictures. Some examples are hilarious; the other ones are somber. Hopefully, everybody will find something new and interesting for himself / herself. At the bottom of the article, you’ll find further sources to explore feminine illustrations on the Web and find artists that exude girly.

Beautiful Feminine Illustrations and Artworks Link

stella im hultberg1
Always…. 12″x16″ (18″x22″ framed). oil and ink on tea-stained paper.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - stella im hultberg2
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - stella im hultberg3

Kattaca4
La Esencia de Klimt

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Kattaca5

June Leeloo6

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - June Leeloo7
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - June Leeloo8

Amy Sol

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Amy Sol
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Amy Sol

cinderella_web9
Hi Fructose.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - cinderella_web10

Cecilia Carlstedt

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Cecilia Carlstedt

Wyanne Thompsom11

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Mark Sarmel13

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Mark Sarmel14
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Mark Sarmel15

Emilie Dionne16
These very sensual renderings have sweetness and moxie all over it.

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Audrey Kawasaki18

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Audrey Kawasaki19

Tavish20

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Tavish21

Olga Ert22

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Olga Ert23

Esther Kirby24
Cherry Blossoms.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Esther Kirby25

Alisa Astrouskaya26

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Alisa Astrouskaya27

James Jean28
Artists run the gamut in terms of style, approach, and output. There are those who suffer to produce work while others create with relative ease. And then there are those who gush with creativity, ideas spilling from their minds like blood rushes to the heart. James Jean is this type of artist.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - James Jean29

Poorsailor

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Poorsailor
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Veronica Navarro30

L Filipe dos Santos31

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Poorsailor32

Laura Su33
Laura’s very couture illustrations feel like they belong inside a fashion magazine.

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Kathy Jeffords
Inside jokes that everyone gets.

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Very Distinctive Pieces – Experimental View on Women Link

Anomalies38

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Anomalies39

Jinyoung Shin40

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Jinyoung Shin41
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Jinyoung Shin42

noINKling43
Elephant rains on girl.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - noINKling44

Cute Illustrated Girl Characters Link

Marisa Bogg45

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Marisa Bogg46

Lyubov Dubina47

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Lyubov Dubina48
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Lyubov Dubina49

Lorena Alvarez
The Princess and the Pea.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Lorena Alvarez

Multiple Peresonalities50

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Multiple Peresonalities51

Luke Feldman52

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Luke Feldman53
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Luke Feldman54

mar hernández

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - mar hernández

Julie West55
A girl with 2 birds.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Julie West56

Boboniaa57

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Boboniaa58

Pau Morgan
Girl from another planet.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Pau Morgan

Martina Flor Arce59

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Martina Flor Arce60

sweetimaginations
Never Lose Sight of Your Dreams

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - sweetimaginations

Mar Hernández61
Eva

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Mar Hernández62

Carambatack
Sabrina.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Carambatack

Resources Link

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://in-spite-of-all.livejournal.com/69430.html
  2. 2 http://in-spite-of-all.livejournal.com/69430.html
  3. 3 http://in-spite-of-all.livejournal.com/69430.html
  4. 4 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/La-Esencia-de-Klimt/50709?
  5. 5 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/La-Esencia-de-Klimt/50709?
  6. 6 http://www.june-leeloo.com/blog/index.php/gallery/peintures-paintings/peintures-2006
  7. 7 http://www.june-leeloo.com/blog/index.php/gallery/peintures-paintings/peintures-2006
  8. 8 http://www.june-leeloo.com/blog/index.php/gallery/peintures-paintings/peintures-2006
  9. 9 http://www.copronason.com/frucweb/pages/cinderella_web.html
  10. 10 http://www.copronason.com/frucweb/pages/cinderella_web.html
  11. 11 http://wyanne.com
  12. 12 http://wyanne.com
  13. 13 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/lovely-ladies/95988
  14. 14 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/lovely-ladies/95988
  15. 15 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/lovely-ladies/95988
  16. 16 http://www.syphiell.net/
  17. 17 http://www.syphiell.net/
  18. 18 http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/galleries.php?g=1&p_id=335&page=1
  19. 19 http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/galleries.php?g=1&p_id=335&page=1
  20. 20 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Lolipop/64032
  21. 21 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Lolipop/64032
  22. 22 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/ging/88807
  23. 23 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/ging/88807
  24. 24 http://flickr.com/photos/esther_kirby/2391973105/
  25. 25 http://flickr.com/photos/esther_kirby/2391973105/
  26. 26 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/G_Hearts/49613
  27. 27 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/G_Hearts/49613
  28. 28 http://www.cpluv.com/www/feeditem/6332
  29. 29 http://www.cpluv.com/www/feeditem/6332
  30. 30 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/illustration-II/90639
  31. 31 http://www.behance.net/corcoise
  32. 32 http://www.behance.net/corcoise
  33. 33 http://www.composinglaura.blogspot.com
  34. 34 http://www.composinglaura.blogspot.com
  35. 35 http://www.composinglaura.blogspot.com
  36. 36 http://www.thedreamygiraffe.com
  37. 37 http://www.thedreamygiraffe.com
  38. 38 http://www2.uiah.fi/~epitkane/stuff/test/anomalies.jpg
  39. 39 http://www2.uiah.fi/~epitkane/stuff/test/anomalies.jpg
  40. 40 http://www.dadaly.net/
  41. 41 http://www.dadaly.net/
  42. 42 http://www.dadaly.net/
  43. 43 http://noinkling.deviantart.com/art/elephant-rains-on-girl-74927351
  44. 44 http://noinkling.deviantart.com/art/elephant-rains-on-girl-74927351
  45. 45 http://flickr.com/photos/madamebogg/599772012/
  46. 46 http://flickr.com/photos/madamebogg/599772012/
  47. 47 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/illustrations-for-Prevention-magazine/87820
  48. 48 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/illustrations-for-Prevention-magazine/87820
  49. 49 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/illustrations-for-Prevention-magazine/87820
  50. 50 http://flickr.com/photos/multiplepersonality/1307494565/
  51. 51 http://flickr.com/photos/multiplepersonality/1307494565/
  52. 52 http://www.skaffs.com
  53. 53 http://www.skaffs.com
  54. 54 http://www.skaffs.com
  55. 55 http://flickr.com/photos/26red/1616468038/
  56. 56 http://flickr.com/photos/26red/1616468038/
  57. 57 http://flickr.com/photos/boboniaa/467159254/
  58. 58 http://flickr.com/photos/boboniaa/467159254/
  59. 59 http://flickr.com/photos/voila/2009385151/
  60. 60 http://flickr.com/photos/voila/2009385151/
  61. 61 http://flickr.com/photos/malota/390205964/
  62. 62 http://flickr.com/photos/malota/390205964/
  63. 63 http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title_description&search_query=feminine+watercolor+
  64. 64 http://www.deviantart.com/#order=24&q=feminine+illustration
  65. 65 http://www.fashionillustrationgallery.com/
  66. 66 http://www.folioplanet.com/Illustration/Fashion/
  67. 67 http://www.illustrationweb.com/
  68. 68 http://drawsketch.about.com/cs/figuredrawing/a/figuredrawing.htm
  69. 69 http://www.fashion-era.com/1940s/1946_tailleur_fashion_plates_1.htm
  70. 70 http://flickr.com/groups/girls_art/
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  1. 1

    very beautiful work great work

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  2. 2

    Very Cool Illustrations!!!

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    Maneesh Prabhalayam

    July 28, 2008 1:23 am

    Really Beautiful!!!

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  4. 4

    seen better over at DA…

    but these are ok.. i guess

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  5. 5

    Don’t forget Daniel Egnéus.
    Starting from here – http://www.danielegneus.com – you can easily reach his world apart and his beautiful girlz

    take care

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  6. 6

    Killer article!
    I’m in troubble: after this I want start drawing again, but I must/want study JSF too! I don’t have time to do both at the same time… oooh… God.

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  7. 7

    lovely!

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  8. 8

    Disappointing article. Not the best from Smashing :(

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  9. 9

    great collection!

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  10. 10

    don’t leave out Joe Sorren. I suspect many of these fine illustrators were influenced by him.
    http://joesorren.com/

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  11. 11

    Nice work guys.

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  12. 12

    Oooohhh my iphone is gonna love these new backgrounds ;)

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  13. 13

    so cute ^________^

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  14. 14

    where do you get all these from ??…man, amazing..

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  15. 15

    Great to see Audrey Kawasaki on the list. I’m a fan of her work!

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  16. 16

    It continues to depress me that only skinny and/or anorexic women are considered “beautiful and inspiring”. At least there are a few healthy beautiful children.

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  17. 17

    i really love these artworks!!! very inspiring! it makes me wanna start drawing again. thanks a lot for sharing!

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  18. 18

    Like eating a bowl of saccharine. I look forward to the death of this kitsch cuteness fad.

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  19. 19

    So ‘feminine’ = picture of a woman? How cheap.

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  20. 20

    if one were to make feminine artwork that didn’t include the human form, apparently, one would only need to include balloons, bubbles, flowers and candy. i’m not sure how i feel about that. oh and voluminous hair and crowns, those seem quite popular too. why is femininity linked so closely to childhood? it feels lolita-esque. i’d like to see anti-feminine illustrations–and by that i don’t mean masculine, but art work of women that go beyond what we already know as being representative of femininity.

    i like

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  21. 21

    wow, a nice collection… i can easily see some of this artwork hanging in my future NYC appt. :) good stuff

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  22. 22

    Very nice!

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  23. 23

    It amazes me, the vehemence displayed by some of these comments. While art is meant to provoke (and, as such, I’m sure the artists are not entirely unfamiliar with this kind of response just as, given their immense talent, they are accustomed to receiving praise), there is a particular venom injected into any discourse online, an inarticulate anger shrouded in the illusion of anonymity, that prevents any real conversation from taking place. Unfortunately, this has become a typically ignorant forum (evidenced by incongruous sentences) wherein people feign intelligence by dissecting femininity and attack the artists without offering any real, meaningful conclusions.

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  24. 24

    wow..very nice.lovely..thank you

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  25. 25

    Can’t believe there is nothing on here from Stuntkid.com!

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  26. 26

    There are some really talented people out there. Man I like them all.

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  27. 27

    Satya Prakash Karan

    July 28, 2008 9:20 pm

    Cool!

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  28. 28

    fresh.
    nice varied collection.
    some of them are super dooope!

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  29. 29

    yes very nice. plenty of artist’s doing this sort of work these days.

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  30. 30

    my works are feminine too! xD it should be part of this! hahaha

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