Diversity in art: "This is fantasy. Why wouldn’t there be people of colour?"

Diversity in art
Lauren plans to create loc jewellery based on her illustrations (Image credit: Lauren Brown)

The lack of diversity in art overall is surprising, but the lack of diversity in fantasy art, in particular, is shocking. After all, this is a genre that is only limited by our imaginations. The artist and video games art director, Lauren Brown, aims to change things through her work.

Whimsical, ornate and elegant, Lauren Brown’s illustrations for her own series, which she humorously dubs the Avant Garden, are striking interpretations of the traditional art movement. Each is themed around an element in nature we all take for granted but in Lauren’s hands becomes a window into a new world (don't shy away if you look at her art with envy, as there are plenty of online art classes to help you get to her level).

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.