Female Artist You Should Be Following

Vicky's Nerdy N Dirty Blog

April 18, 2019

If you guys follow my podcast, The Broad-Cast , you probably heard my ranting about a disappointing encounter I had with an artist. 

 

You can get the whole lowdown here: 

 

Now that I have vented, I wanted to balance out the negativity with some positivity. 
 

I want to make this super clear though: My story is in NO WAY meant to discourage anyone from supporting independent artists whether it's painters, designers, musicians, or whatever, I will always try and support indie artists first! My favorite thing is buy art directly from the artist whether at an art walk, fair, or even comic con! 
 

In fact, after this whole thing, I went to a tattoo artist friend of mine (one you will see later in this blog) and am having her design the art instead. I want it to be 100% her work, I gave her a few things I wanted but this is going to be her creation. 

 

It's also a nice treat for yourself to follow amazing artist and have your feed full of their work. 
 

So without further ado, here are my favorite female artists you should be following too!

 

Camilla d'Errico

Varnish porn comin at ya for #wipwednesday SWIPE to see vid-- Between painting Libra (which you can check out at Patreon.com/camilladerrico) and my Mother piece for Dorothy Circus AND Sagittarius ♐️ for my Zodiac solo show @havengallery I’m varnishing my Scorpio ♏️ painting! I let her dry for over a month before I applied the first coat. I’m using @goldenpaints uvls gloss varnish carefully with a big brush. I’ll add another coat tomorrow after this one dries. -- and here’s a tip to get rid of any dust and debris that might catch in the varnish use tweezers and an exacto knife to cut them out. Anyone interested in my paintings for my solo show please contact info@havenartgallery.com. - - - #workinprogresswednesday #wip #varnishporn #varnishvid #artvideo #scorpio #Scorpio♏️ #♏️ #humpday #scorpion #redheadgirl #surrealism #butterflies #heterochromia #camilladerrico #freckles #glossy

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One of my favorite interviews from Emerald City Comic Con was with the talented Camilla d'Errico. Her art is a mix of trippy and adorable! 

Check out the interview here: 

 

 

Mariana Amaral

Full tattoo from yesterday's post-- . . . . . #marianaamaraltattoo #tattoo #tatuagem #bodyart #ink #art #arttattoo #tattoosp #saopaulo #tatuadorasp #skech #sketchtattoo #seattle #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #seattleart #seattleartist #neotraditional #neotrad #blacktattooing #btattoing #blavkworkerssubmission #onlyblackart #tattooistartmag #linework #lineworktattoo #txttooing

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I've had the chance to work with Mariana, she is one of the sweetest and most talented ladies I have ever met. Currently she is tattooing at Cicada Tattoo in North Seattle and her Instagram is a catalog of amazing work! 

 

On the discussing of inspiration and drive: I'm deeply inspired by animals, I don't know why. I find, often, that animals are so much more efficient than humans. All of them have a reason to be the way they are, they don't destroy their bodies on a overworking/overpartying/overindulging bs cycle, they live and die and go by life without pillaging the land for selfish reasons. Nature might seem unjust at first glance, but it's balanced. It works by having the possibility of disasters and death just as much as successes. The human conscience seems like an error in the overall scheme of Earth. Something went wrong, and here we are, shattering everything. . "I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, this accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody's nobody." . #marianaamaraltattoo #seattletattooartist #seattleart #seattleartist #blackandgreytattoo #neotraditional #neotrad

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ZCans 

"It's Broken But All The Pieces Are Still There" Spray paint triptych on 3"×12" deep edge canvases Sold :) DM or email at rattlecanwork@gmail to inquire about recreations . . . . . . . . . #zcans #seattleartist #art #spraypaint #stencilart #heart #brokenheart #painting #triptych #anatomicalheart #love #urbanart #streetart

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A few comic cons ago, I saw ZCans selling her spray paint art outside of a comic con, and I fell in love with her work. I ended up chatting with her for a while and bought a print. She not only works with spray paint but regular paint as well! 

 

"Phosphenes" Oil paints and liquid gold leafing on 4' x 4' canvas Commissioned by and hung in the lobby of 101 Broadway Apartments . . . . . . . #zealrattlecans #seattleartist #fineart #art #oilpainting #abstractart #canvas #jeweltones #commission #101broadway #lobby

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Meescha Dare 
 

Today is like the anti progress day. This was the third attempt I made to draw anything good and I threw away my peach piece. Hated it. But that's the way art goes. Decided to draw a cute mouse, that's usually my go to when I am in an art block situation. Wednesdays am I right? #followme #follow #watercolorpainting #watercolor #art #artprogress #artist #sketch #drawing #draw #sketch #pencil #instaart #illustration #childrensbooks #halloween #life #study #traditionalart #artprogress #artoftheday #childrensbooksillustrations #mouse #instaart

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I've known Meescha for years and what a sweetheart. Not only is her work beautifully ethereal, is's so fun to watch her time lapse videos! 

 

 

Carissa Kaye Powell

My character, Dorian. Trying Procreate for the first time! • #art #procreate #oc #ocs #character #illustration #digital #digitalart

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The only artist on this list I have not had the pleasure of meeting, but I am a super fan of her work. I love that she has so many different styles but they are all her own. 

But if I'm being completely honest, how I came across her work and what really pulled me in are her adorable animal comics which leave me feeling like she is writing these based off my life. 

 

Weight loss hack: take a big ol --

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I am always looking for more artists to follow, so shoot them by me anytime! Don't forget to support your local and/or independent artists! 

Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy!

~ Vicky B