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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_web
Hi Fructose.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - cinderella_web

Cecilia Carlstedt

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Cecilia Carlstedt

Wyanne Thompsom9

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Mark Sarmel11

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Mark Sarmel12
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Mark Sarmel13

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

Audrey Kawasaki14

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Audrey Kawasaki15

Tavish16

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Tavish17

Olga Ert18

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Olga Ert19

Esther Kirby20
Cherry Blossoms.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Esther Kirby21

Alisa Astrouskaya22

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Alisa Astrouskaya23

James Jean24
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 Jean25

Poorsailor

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Poorsailor
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Veronica Navarro26

L Filipe dos Santos27

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Poorsailor28

Laura Su29
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

Anomalies34

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Anomalies35

Jinyoung Shin

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Jinyoung Shin
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Jinyoung Shin

noINKling36
Elephant rains on girl.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - noINKling37

Cute Illustrated Girl Characters Link

Marisa Bogg38

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Marisa Bogg39

Lyubov Dubina40

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Lyubov Dubina41
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Lyubov Dubina42

Lorena Alvarez
The Princess and the Pea.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Lorena Alvarez

Multiple Peresonalities43

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Multiple Peresonalities44

Luke Feldman45

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Luke Feldman46
Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Luke Feldman47

mar hernández

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - mar hernández

Julie West48
A girl with 2 birds.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Julie West49

Boboniaa50

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Boboniaa51

Pau Morgan
Girl from another planet.

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Pau Morgan

Martina Flor Arce52

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Martina Flor Arce53

sweetimaginations
Never Lose Sight of Your Dreams

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - sweetimaginations

Mar Hernández54
Eva

Showcase of Feminine Illustrations - Mar Hernández55

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://wyanne.com
  10. 10 http://wyanne.com
  11. 11 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/lovely-ladies/95988
  12. 12 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/lovely-ladies/95988
  13. 13 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/lovely-ladies/95988
  14. 14 http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/galleries.php?g=1&p_id=335&page=1
  15. 15 http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/galleries.php?g=1&p_id=335&page=1
  16. 16 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Lolipop/64032
  17. 17 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Lolipop/64032
  18. 18 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/ging/88807
  19. 19 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/ging/88807
  20. 20 http://flickr.com/photos/esther_kirby/2391973105/
  21. 21 http://flickr.com/photos/esther_kirby/2391973105/
  22. 22 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/G_Hearts/49613
  23. 23 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/G_Hearts/49613
  24. 24 http://www.cpluv.com/www/feeditem/6332
  25. 25 http://www.cpluv.com/www/feeditem/6332
  26. 26 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/illustration-II/90639
  27. 27 http://www.behance.net/corcoise
  28. 28 http://www.behance.net/corcoise
  29. 29 http://www.composinglaura.blogspot.com
  30. 30 http://www.composinglaura.blogspot.com
  31. 31 http://www.composinglaura.blogspot.com
  32. 32 http://www.thedreamygiraffe.com
  33. 33 http://www.thedreamygiraffe.com
  34. 34 http://www2.uiah.fi/~epitkane/stuff/test/anomalies.jpg
  35. 35 http://www2.uiah.fi/~epitkane/stuff/test/anomalies.jpg
  36. 36 http://noinkling.deviantart.com/art/elephant-rains-on-girl-74927351
  37. 37 http://noinkling.deviantart.com/art/elephant-rains-on-girl-74927351
  38. 38 http://flickr.com/photos/madamebogg/599772012/
  39. 39 http://flickr.com/photos/madamebogg/599772012/
  40. 40 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/illustrations-for-Prevention-magazine/87820
  41. 41 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/illustrations-for-Prevention-magazine/87820
  42. 42 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/illustrations-for-Prevention-magazine/87820
  43. 43 http://flickr.com/photos/multiplepersonality/1307494565/
  44. 44 http://flickr.com/photos/multiplepersonality/1307494565/
  45. 45 http://www.skaffs.com
  46. 46 http://www.skaffs.com
  47. 47 http://www.skaffs.com
  48. 48 http://flickr.com/photos/26red/1616468038/
  49. 49 http://flickr.com/photos/26red/1616468038/
  50. 50 http://flickr.com/photos/boboniaa/467159254/
  51. 51 http://flickr.com/photos/boboniaa/467159254/
  52. 52 http://flickr.com/photos/voila/2009385151/
  53. 53 http://flickr.com/photos/voila/2009385151/
  54. 54 http://flickr.com/photos/malota/390205964/
  55. 55 http://flickr.com/photos/malota/390205964/
  56. 56 http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title_description&search_query=feminine+watercolor+
  57. 57 http://www.deviantart.com/#order=24&q=feminine+illustration
  58. 58 http://www.fashionillustrationgallery.com/
  59. 59 http://www.folioplanet.com/Illustration/Fashion/
  60. 60 http://www.illustrationweb.com/
  61. 61 http://drawsketch.about.com/cs/figuredrawing/a/figuredrawing.htm
  62. 62 http://www.fashion-era.com/1940s/1946_tailleur_fashion_plates_1.htm
  63. 63 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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    Silvia Barone

    July 28, 2008 1:35 am

    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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    OverZero.it

    July 28, 2008 1:53 am

    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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    maja bencic

    July 28, 2008 2:38 am

    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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    Steven Coburn

    July 28, 2008 12:08 pm

    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

    gaurav chandra

    July 28, 2008 8:33 pm

    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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  31. 31

    I’d like to agree with Elee here.
    I would love to be able to express myself artisticly as these people have
    I would like to applaud the talents of these artists and say thank you to smashing once again for giving us interesting and beautiful content as they always seem to do (like very few other blogs i know of)

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  32. 32

    carambatack

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  33. 33

    Wonderful features :D What a pleasure to see so much cuteness around!!!

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  34. 34

    wow they are really wonderful, and inspiring, thanks for posting!!!

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  35. 35

    One of the best posts yet because it’s a cool timestamp on the way that the female figure has been portrayed. Can see lots of colleges and universities use this post for their discussions!!

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  36. 36

    Some of the piece are nice some of the piece are still in development. What I see is a lot of is decoration, similar to what someone posted earlier. Art does not need to be defended, but it is always opened for criticism. I think intellectual discussions are for science and math forums, art is about expression and yes, these artist are expressing, but one thing I would like to see it a posting of their ages. That would give clarity on the development level of each artist and better understanding to the work they put out. If I had to guess average age is around 22. I enjoyed the view. Thanks.

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    Nick,
    The assumption that intellectual discussions should be a feature exclusively of “science and math forums” is absolute foolishness! Art is not just about expression, but about interpretation and dissection. Jackson Pollock–who led Abstract Expressionism–would be nothing, would never have been folded into the publics’ skeptical conscience, without Clement Greenberg’s critiques.

    “Development level” has nothing to do with age, and it makes me wonder about your own age and how it would correspond to your maturity as a thoughtful person, a thoughtfulness which you, of course, reserve for left brain forums.

    As to the pieces being “decoration”, I think that a lot of these artists are doing what MANY artists are striving for these days: They are straddling two worlds that used to be–only a decade ago–very separate, the fine art world and the illustrative world. Traditionally, fine art allows for a constantly evolving style and elusive and abstract concepts to be displayed, requiring analytical thought; due to the demands of art directors, illustration is much more about a direct and consistent style with a clear visual message, often corresponding to provided text. The effort to reconcile the disparities between these two worlds is a tough one, and it is what many of these artists seem to be working toward.
    “Development level” has nothing to do with age, and it makes me wonder about your own age and how it would correspond to your maturity as a thoughtful person, a thoughtfulness which you, of course, reserve for left brain forums.

    As to the pieces being “decoration”, I think that a lot of these artists are doing what MANY artists are striving for these days: They are straddling two worlds that used to be–only a decade ago–very separate, the fine art world and the illustrative world. Traditionally, fine art allows for a constantly evolving style and elusive and abstract concepts to be displayed, requiring analytical thought; due to the demands of art directors, illustration is much more about a direct and consistent style with a clear visual message, often corresponding to provided text. The effort to reconcile the disparities between these two worlds is a tough one, and it is what many of these artists seem to be working toward.

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  38. 38

    Nick,
    The assumption that intellectual discussions should be a feature exclusively of “science and math forums” is absolute foolishness! Art is not just about expression, but about interpretation and dissection. Jackson Pollock–who led Abstract Expressionism–would be nothing, would never have been folded into the publics’ skeptical conscience, without Clement Greenberg’s critiques.

    “Development level” has nothing to do with age, and it makes me wonder about your own age and how it would correspond to your maturity as a thoughtful person, a thoughtfulness which you, of course, reserve for left brain forums.

    As to the pieces being “decoration”, I think that a lot of these artists are doing what MANY artists are striving for these days: They are straddling two worlds that used to be–only a decade ago–very separate, the fine art world and the illustrative world. Traditionally, fine art allows for a constantly evolving style and elusive and abstract concepts to be displayed, requiring analytical thought; due to the demands of art directors, illustration is much more about a direct and consistent style with a clear visual message, often corresponding to provided text. The effort to reconcile the disparities between these two worlds is a tough one, and it is what many of these artists seem to be working toward.

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  39. 39

    These are some truly astounding pictures.

    I am still taken aback. Where do you find these rare gems?

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  40. 40

    nice !

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