Kickstarter wrap up

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Blog, Events, zodiac

The Kickstarter was a huge success! Thanks again to all of my backers who made this happen.

The campaign is complete but the project is still viewable on Kickstarter.  I did a series of update posts that share info about the project, my process, and inspiration behind the zodiac series.

Here’s a video of the digital wallpapers that I offered as a reward-

 

2018 Zodiac Calendar now available on Kickstarter

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Blog, Events, zodiac

My Zodiac series is available on Kickstarter until December 1. In additional to calendars, postcards, and art prints, I am offering my original zodiac illustrations as a reward. The original illustrations are one-of-a-kind, so be ready to claim them early.

“Astronaut: The Best” at Seattle Indies Expo

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Events, Video Games

I’ve been working on the artwork for the video game “Astronaut: The Best” and we had the privilege of showing our game at the Seattle Indies Expo on September 03, 2017. The expo was a lot of fun, highlights included watching people’s facial expressions as they played our weird game, meeting many of the awesome developers and artists in the Seattle Indies crew, and making a life-size cardboard cut-out of one of my character designs.

Ars Technica mentioned us in their list of top indie games from PAX West 2017 (even tho we were not technically at PAX). They describe my art as “striking, landing somewhere between Tex Avery and John Kricfalusi,” which I take as a huge compliment.

Lecture at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Events, Sea Critters

Back in June, I took a trip down to Charleston, OR to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology to meet up with John Megahan, one of my MFA classmates from University of Hartford. While there I assisted him in teaching the OIMB Summer Biological Illustration class over the weekend, where we introduced students to basic observational drawing techniques and did some graphite renderings of assorted skulls, shells and specimens.

During the week, John and I gave a presentation for the Summer Seminar Series titled “The Alliance of Art and Science” covering the interrelated functions of art and science, how they overlap, and how they have benefitted each other. Below is the video I put together with audio recorded from the lecture along with our slideshow. It’s about 85 minutes long and split in to two videos, the first which focuses on John’s part of the talk on scientific illustration, and the second has my section on art inspired by science, art created with science, and science inspired by art.

 

 

Here is John’s blog post about the class and the lecture.

John’s webpage with his awesome illustrations.

More info about the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. 

SCBWI Los Angeles Convention

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog, Events

I attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators national conference in Los Angeles, CA July 7-10. I learned a ton from the four days of presentations and participated in the portfolio showcase. Here’s a photo from of my work at the showcase.

UW Maker Summit 2017

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Blog, Events

I’ve been invited to judge the drawing & painting category at the UW Maker Summit this Saturday. Attendance is free and open to all, you don’t have to be a student at UW to participate.

Get more info HERE.

Astronaut: The Best at Emerald City Comic Convention

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Blog, Events, Video Games

Next week, my video game "Astronaut: the Best" will be at the Emerald City Comic Convention at the Indie Game Showcase!…

Posted by Julia Y- Illustrations on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ghost Gallery Mini Art Exhibit

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Blog, Events, zodiac

Seattleites: Come see my new work this Thursday at the Ghost Gallery Mini Art Exhibit. I will be there during the reception if you would like to say "hi."

Posted by Julia Y- Illustrations on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Exhibit at Solo Bar

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Blog, Events, Sea Critters

Solo Bar presents new work by Seattle artist Julia Y!

Opens as of October 5th – Artist Reception Thur, Oct.15th during the Uptown Art Walk!
on view through Dec. 5th, 2015

“Julia Y has created a new series of illustrations portraying strange creatures from the deep sea.
Utilizing a unique mixed-media process, these images combine stylized shapes of cut-out fabric, patterns and textures, literal splashes of color, embroidered linear elements, and areas of detailed painting.Also, tentacles. Lots and lots of tentacles.”

Here are a few photos from the Art Walk:

 

Posted by Julia Y- Illustrations on Monday, October 5, 2015

Hartford Art School- Illustration MFA Exhibit

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog, Events

I recently graduated from the University of Hartford’s Illustration MFA program. Here are some photos of me, my thesis paintings, and two of my favorite instructors Ted & Betsy Lewin.