Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Latest for St. Louis magazine


 
Yay, I love when I get sent the issue that's got my illustrations in. These illustrations were for St. Louis magazine, for an article about real-life detectives trying out an "escape the room". 

Here's the article: https://www.stlmag.com/news/sherlock-at-chouteau-triangle/


They get double-booked into a room with some recent college grads, compounding the chaos!


-- Julia

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Father's Day 2016

Here's my Father's Day card this year! My dad requested these birds, as they are ones he and my mom have seen this past year. 

From top to bottom: Sandhill Crane, House Wren (who has settled into this nest box at the end of the yard!), Kentucky Warbler,  and American Avocet.

The House Wren would try and get these long twigs into the nest box. Sometimes he succeeded!

-- Julia

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass -- Hero Complex Gallery

 
I'm happy I can finally share this illustration I did for a gallery show hosted by Hero Complex Gallery! The show opened yesterday so if you're in LA check it out! Giclee prints of this illustration are on sale at the gallery.
 
The show is based around Alice Through the Looking Glass and is sponsored by Disney (they've got a new movie coming out). Nerdist and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls and Insider Disney have all posted about it.
 
It's been an educational experience for me, dipping my toe into the gallery world. Last year I did PIXELHEARTS with Gallery 1988 and I was in the Showcase 100 with Hire An Illustrator over in the UK. I hope to exhibit more in the future!
 
-- Julia

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Latest Macleans


Inspired by Yuko Shimizu's (one of my favourite artists!) article on using Google Maps for photo references (here's the article) I decided to give it a try.

I was able to find images of Arnprior, Ontario's Sears and No Frills, both of which figured into the life of this week's Macleans illustration.




It's nice to have another research tool at my fingertips!

-- Julia
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Latest for Macleans


Latest Macleans, should be out now/soon! Mostly stays true to the sketch. Hope you like it!

Sketch:
-- Julia

Friday, March 4, 2016

Latest for Macleans

This one's long gone off newsstands I think, but here it is! I like to include buildings and landmarks sometimes, places that would've been important to the person.

There's something about water towers that really catch my eye. There's one by my house and it's always made an impression on me. Tallest thing around for quite a ways, weirdly cylindrical and smooth and featureless, except for the painted sides. Folks seem to not be able to resist painting those things and it's often with the town's name! Kinda adorable.

-- Julia
Portfolio site

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Latest Macleans!

I think this one is off newsstands now, but my latest one. Sometimes I start directly digital with my tablet but for this one I did a pencil sketch. I'm not sure which way I prefer, but I get the feeling that starting by hand might give the whole thing more flow. 

Sketch:
Some minor alterations between sketch and final but overall fairly close!

-- Julia
Portfolio site