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:star: International Women's Day - Women in Vector :star:

:star: What is International Women's Day?

The following has been quoted from the

"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 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: Women and Vector Art

Here on deviantART we have a strong vector community and within it, there are many, many inspiring and creative female vector artists. In the spirit of today's events, I give you some amazing and often breath taking pieces of vector art by female artists, some suggested by the community and some which I find inspiring.

:thumb117196592: :thumb119927258: Kokeshi Inspired by bw-inc :thumb22215849: :Pachyderm Paint: by Asher-Bee how lovely she rests by flashparade Stevie by ChewedKandi Just hallloween picture by Zzanthia Psycho Cupcake Octopi Monsters by celdee vexelove mascot by LineBirgitte

Mature Content

Sirens by pica-ae
Sun Flower by CQcat

Mature Content

Undisclosed Desires by ssst
maria carla's hair by minakat :thumb87983270: :thumb75678596: Enjoy the Silence by kilxover 1310 by ya-na Pretty Nicole by lilvdzwan Funny Bunny by lanitta Interstellar Friends by shiropanda Dior Spring 2010 Couture by MissMatzenbatzen Origami Doll 3 by minercia :thumb193950942: Zombie by SoftSpirit118 Doodle explosion by helenesse Missing you... by irinabogos Spectacle by cryssy This Way, That Way by crowded-teeth :thumb60538847: Marisol by paintmepinkshop Naked Baker by mashi White as Snow by marywinkler Alyson Hannigan by verucasalt82 .: F r e e  S p i r i t :. by turp

Mature Content

Aheli Adoptable ( CLOSED) by Takumy
Sirene Au Citron by cynthiafranca Soulmates by artemisa-69

Mature Content

Aloha Naughty by Vashtastic
MerMime - Updated by DomiSM Haven't you heard by nellies Sailor Saturn by LimKis Cowgirl by kinkei Breathless by temabina

:star: Conclusion

Each one of the features above are one piece per female artist... this is only the tip of the iceberg, there are plenty more out there and I apologise if I've missed you off!

I have had such a pleasure being part of our vector community and being able to connect with so many female vector artists, share experiences and be inspired by my Scalable Sisters. So this article is to celebrate and highlight the sheer talent which is out there and prove that we are just as equal in vector as we are in other areas.

:star::heart: deviantART & the Vector Community loves YOU! :heart::star:

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paintmepinkshop Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Thank you so much for including one of my pieces! It's truly appreciated :hug: I just had a baby girl last month and that's why there was such a late reply! But Thank you again :)

~N. Giannoni
minercia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature! Awesome works!
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No problem :salute:
lilvdzwan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Thank you very much for this surprise! :eager:
CQcat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Beautiful selection, Shar! Thank you for the feature! :love:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Digital Artist
YAY! Thanks Shar <3
helenesse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :heart: What a nice collection of work =)
artemisa-69 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome feature, thanks for including me! :hug:
cynthiafranca Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very very much for featuring me too!!! :glomp:
shiropanda Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Thank you so much for featuring me!:huggle::heart:
I really appreciate it and i like the other people you featured! Nice work :)
lanitta Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for featuring me! :heart:
ya-na Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice to see my work here
thank you!
mashi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature and nice selections. :D
LaFemmeDelaisse Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:excited: Beautiful feature. I'm so proud of all of the various communities within our large community.
DomiSM Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for including me in this wonderful feature! I'm honoured to be among all the wonderful women up there :heart:
Oborochann Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Aww thanks for the feature!!
nellies Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING! Thanks for including mine there! :la: :woohoo:
Pando1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thank you so much for the feature! :blowkiss:
ssst Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Such nice features!! :heart: Thanks for including one of my pieces :iconveryexcitedplz::iconcheerplz:
BDT466 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist

We have such an amazing community here on DA, especially in regard to the vector 'chapter'. I would say without regret that some of the more talented of us all here on DA are female. This is only a collection of Vector artists aswell! When we look at the whole of DA, in every style, category and medium, chicks rule this place. Can i has a sex change please, it seems that the feme fatale is the dominant sex in art. I have the wrong bits, can I swap?
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