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 […]

Drawlloween & Inktober

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog, People, Sea Critters, Work In Progress

I’ve posted a few drawings for the #inktober2016 and #drawlloween2016 challenges. Both Inktober and Drawlloween are initiatives that give artists a prompt every day for the month of October. Artists around the world interpret the prompts and post them under their corresponding hashtags to Instagram.  Here are the highlights of my own contributions: Tentacle Tuesday This is a hashtag I […]

Sea Critters- Works in Progress

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in Blog, Sea Critters, Work In Progress

For my art exhibit through Ghost Gallery at Solo Bar, I continued my “Sea Critters” series, featuring real aquatic animals that are unbelievably strange. The final illustrations can be seen in my portfolio archive, but here are a few behind-the-scenes images of the earlier phases of my process. I start each illustration with tons of rough sketches, […]

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 […]