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:star: What is International Women's Day?



The following has been quoted from the InternationalWomensDay.com:

"International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more."


To find out more about International Women's Day, please check out the website InternationalWomensDay.com. Find out about the history of 8th March and events happening globally. 


:star: What is Vector Art?



In digital art there are two layer formats: raster and vector. Raster formats are based in pixels and vector is based in paths and points.

When you resize a raster image, you are expanding the pixels. Your program has to try to estimate what the colours would be for the additional pixels created. Due to this, the image loses it's clarity and creates a pixel effect.

When you resize a vector image, you are increasing the distance between the points. Due to this, the image doesn't lose it's clarity and doesn't pixellate.

The key element of vector is that it's infinitely scalable without any quality loss and it's why we love it! 


:star: Female Focused Vector Art


Last year I featured art only from female vector artists... this year, I want us to celebrate the female visuals. I'd like to share with you some of the most popular and my favourite pieces from the Vector Art galleries with women as your primary focus by both female and male artists alike.

Libertad by dimary Oriental Portrait V by Cerbercus The Milky Way is the galaxy by LimKis she blind by phoenixVector . japanesque 2006 . by karincoma Missin' Like Candy by darylferil Asian sunset - commission by bw-inc Pepper Vector by Artgerm Black and White Burlesque by MissMatzenbatzen 1310 by ya-na Goth by CrisVector :Mother Made Her: by Asher-Bee neko by MisterISK Gothic Girl by javieralcalde Spectacle by cryssy Arcana Break: The Empress by pepper-tea Sirene Au Citron by cynthiafranca Vintage by Zzanthia Shannyn Sossamon by verucasalt82 Adopted by CQcat Notte a Venezia by aliceterraneo ADRIANA LIMA VECTOR by TadeoMendoza White ruffles pin up by kinkei Little Wonder by OwaikeO alessandra by cd-marcus Amphitrite by Rockfield Adele by phig Glass by sygnin My Angel by Teruchan Vellum by lee25 Mohawk by CrisVector Mermaid Tea Party by kinkei Ibu Pertiwi by StevenZ GoDdeS by Zhu2hui Can't Read My Poker Face by flashparade Zombie by SoftSpirit118 Owl accessories by kinkei Portrait with a rose by Alexxxx1 Runway Fashion by BreeLeman Open Eyes by toysinthe .: F r e e  S p i r i t :. by turp Maiden In Black Feat- Ryannzha by Ryannzha ladybird boots by shy-attitudes CRAZY FOR VECTOR IV by AtixVector Tarot Justice by lanitta


:star: Conclusion


Please join me in celebrating women as part of International Women's Day 2012. Check out the website InternationalWomensDay.com for more information and check out other CVs for their Women's Day features.


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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can see where you're coming from, as a female and a feminist I appreciate the appearance of women as well as their non-physical attributes. We're talking about art here and a lot of it is about beauty.

Last year I featured female artists, this year I'm featuring female focused art. If you think that pin up is near degrading, I'm sorry you feel that way - I disgree on this of course. I'm a big fan of burlesque and pin up styles.

Women _are_ more than their physical appearances, but does it mean that their physical appearance should be ignored? Are you saying that because our physical appearance has been pushed into the forefront for decades, that now in a more "enlightened" society (note: not equal, just a bit more enlightened) that we should only be seen for our non-physical attributes?

I'm enjoying your opinions on this matter and I appreciate them. It's great seeing how other peoples opinions on this - even more so women.

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CollectTheBroken Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have to disagree...I know where you are coming from with the whole "women are beautiful" theme, but you are emphasizing the "Physical" beauty too much.

Frankly, pretty much 99% of women do not look in any way as perfect as these pictures. I think features of pictures which emphasize the strength or "mental" beauty of women would be much more appropriate because Women's Day is used to celebrate the fact that we, as women, DO NOT and WILL NOT follow the standards set for us by others, or namely, we will not follow these "Beauty" standards that everyone expects us to try and achieve because our BEAUTY should not be viewed as our bodies, but as our minds and souls.

Just throwing that out there for anyone caring to read this.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I read it and responded to your comment below :hug:
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TheLeopardwerecat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I cared to read your comments, and I agree wholeheartedly with what you said. Like ~blatanville and ~FrescaFrostbringer both mentioned, there isn't any real diversity in terms of body shape and faces, plus the 'beauty' potrayed in them is rather stereotypical. :/
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Kerrigore Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice features.

However I'm going to have to make a comment about how insignificant this day is sadly. :( I was watching the news and they had a 5 minute segment on superpack ads which was followed by maybe a 20 second (and I'm being generous) segment on Woman's Day. It's fairly sad how little focus the day got.

So, thanks for this.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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Kerrigore Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nice that someone else noticed what day it was. :P
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RoxyCockerSpaniel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Women's day is silly.
My classmates just buy silly cheap roses and give them to teachers.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Everyone is welcome to their opinion. Why do you believe it is silly? Because your class mates offer gifts to your teacher? Isn't that a sign of gratitude?
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RoxyCockerSpaniel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
You should've seen them.
And why do you even care about my opinion?
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