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Heroines Again by joshcmartin Heroines Again by joshcmartin
here it is on tumblr: [link]

complete colour pallette rip-off from :iconquestionstar:'s elves again.

Top, Left to Right:

Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials) [link]

Lirael (Old Kingdom Trilogy) [link]

Lissar (Deerskin) [link]

Mosca Mye (Fly By Night) [link]

Rae Seddon (Sunshine) [link]

Renn (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) [link]

Cassandra Mortmain (I Capture the Castle) [link]

Middle, Left to Right:

Kestrel Hath (Wind on Fire Trilogy) [link]

Yvaine, the star (Stardust) [link](novel)

Amelie Poulin (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain) [link]

Eowyn (Lord of the Rings) [link]

Bella (Twilight) [link](novel)

Hermione (Harry Potter) [link]

Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) [link](TV_series)

Bottom, Left to Right:

Amalthea (The Last Unicorn) [link]

Ariadne (Inception) [link](film)

Cassie (Animorphs) [link]

Kitty Jones (Bartimaeus Trilogy) [link]

Ivy Walker (The Village) [link](2004_film)

Gemma Doyle (Gemma Doyle Trilogy) [link]

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride & Prejudice) [link]

So... yeah.

... I kind of wish I didn't have to draw attention to my inclusion of Bella but I keep getting these pissy, irritating notes about her appearance here about how she's not a real heroine and her role in literature and film is sending us back to the forties blah blah. If I didn't think she was worthy of being on here, then she wouldn't be. That is all I want to say. On the subject of Bella at least, I am not interested in anyone's negative opinions. There are plenty of them out there already.
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PiperInle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lyra!!  :happybounce: excited happy Cheerleader 
dustverca Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
love this!!! I can't believe you included Lyra and Kestrel!! need to read all of these books :D
hoboinaschoolbus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that you included Cassie in this. The characters that I do know, you are spot on!
Teh-Zombish Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, I love this! <3
I'd love to see how you'd paint Teresa from Maze Runner. :3
BlancaXLobo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i found this fanart years ago in blogspot, but the blog ewas closed and i thought i'll never see this again, and now here it is
joshcmartin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I love it when that happens! I'm glad you wanted to find art by me.
BlancaXLobo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
some characters i miss here are jane eyre, luna lovegood(harry potter), dorothy gale(oz), lucy pevensie(chronicles of narnia) and katniss everdreen(the hunger games)
EMOeXpression Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful.
Khanashi Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Lyraa! xD Awesome!
Lykereska Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
It's so great I can recall some of them (especially Kestrel) And now I also have a list of new books to read ^^
BlackSheep6 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. It's... i'm touched. I know barely half of them but ... it's still very beautifull.
TheifsDownfall Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I am only familiar with a few of these and you captured them all so well. Now I want to read about the ones that I am unfamiliar with! Thank you for the wonderful work and the origins of the characters! :)
geoxley Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Lirael and Kestrel are some of my favorite heroines of everything I've ever read. Thank you so much for this.
LaRoseEatsYou Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
this is great, i particularly like Cassandra
i capture the castle is a great book and movie
HKJS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I absolute love it, and you've put three of my favorites heroines so I just have to fav it. Nice job !
Geekoftheworld Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. I love so many of these ladies as well:) And although I'm not a Bella fan, I have no problem with you including her, you actually made me like a lot more with you gorgeous art.
joshcmartin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! Thanks for saying :)
shaso-rmor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
well done.
Twitchyteleporter Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Why u no Katniss?
gypsy18 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
why is ginny weasely not on here, eh?
PoisonParasyt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooooo lissar lirael yvaine and rae <3 now if only i could wriggle in sirantha jax and mercy thompson. Also bella (i actually ENJOYED the twilight book and im kinda surprised she was included but hey, the loves gotta balance out the hate) oh also inception girl is cool ;P
pieces-of-the-sea Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
wonderful work! (:
antillanka Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I love how you picture Kes!! I've been looking for something like this for a while ^^
Celstir57 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
You know, I actually don't mind Bella here? In the books, she was actually a really great character (I'm still not sure why I'm not impressed with her onscreen visage, I think a lot of it just has to do with me not liking film adaptations of books...). In the books, you really get great insight into the mind of a normal girl who has to cope with the extraordinary in the last place anyone would ever think to look for it, and the scene in New Moon where she realizes what Jacob is really strikes me every time I read it.

BUT TO THE POINT. Awesome portrait collage^^
Niiiiim Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
That's beautiful! I love how you drew them all!
iKestrel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Kestrel! Inspiration for name! =D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D=D!!!
BeautifulDreamer1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
love your list and your interpretation of them all!
NaviMoon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!
SpaceTurtleStudios Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lyra doesn't look quite young enough (she looks 16-ish, not 12) but it's still an impressive piece. I wish I'd read more of these books so I knew the characters better.
MrInigo1995 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Can you make one with the Elena Gilbert (The Vampire Diaries), Cassie BlaCke (The Secret Circle Trilogy), Chloe Saunders (Darkest Powers Trilogy), Maya Delaney (Darkness Rising Trilogy), Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games Trilogy), Sidney Prescott (Scream series), Julie James (I Know What You Did Last Summer) and others?
joshcmartin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure I can put Katniss in at some point, but I don't know any of the others and I'm not a huge fan of horror flicks. If I get around to watching/reading any of them soon though I'll be sure to put them in!
zippythewildone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kitty Jones! <3
racehell Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Ooh I really like your cassie! She's all. DONT TOUCH MY CUBE. also your elizabeth bennett... oh and hermione... oh I love all of them.
Dynomite-Productions Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Elizabeth Bennet FTW!! :)
TheHellbranch Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your style! :D
scoutbee3 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay! Renn, Mosca and Hermione, best female characters :D
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Ah, thank you for drawing all these great girls/women. My favourites are Lyra, Mosca, Yvaine, Eowyn, Hermione, and Kitty. I am so glad you included Mosca...
sabzlovingart127 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
how have i not seen this???? it's awesome! looove it :D
jullexi Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
love Hermione, Buffy and Cassie, my favourites series actually
IcyReflections Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I am happy to see Gemma Doyle on here!
No one I know has read those books and I am happy that she is noticed as the heroine she is.

I am sad to see that Tiffany Aching and Coraline haven't made this list however. :( I recommend The Wee Free men books by Terry Pratchet. Tiffany is by far my favorite heroine of all time. And I also admire Coraline. :)
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
IcyReflections Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Aye, I do. XD
It's actually one of my favorite books series. :)
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I finally convinced/pushed/tricked my dad into reading it, and he admitted to enjoying it. Great success! :w00t:
IcyReflections Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
And Katniss of course from the Hunger Games :p
cmaribegonia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I love how you drew Lirael. You really brought out her character in this drawing. :) Please draw her more!
joshcmartin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I absolutely love Lirael, so I certainly will!
Sondos-G Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist
The most one I like is :
Plug-In-Baby19 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, i am so going to check out some of these books!
FlyingPanda88 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know all of these characters, but I love how you've drawn them!
If the other stories are as good as the one's I've read, it looks like I'll have a lot of reading to too :P
JulepPony Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012

Someone else who has read "I Capture the Castle"?!

Love how you drew Cassandra. Definitely one of the best narrators.
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