Story Updates and The World of A Digital Artist
Now on to an interview I'm very excited about. Last month, I met a digital artist whose wondrous colors transformed her creativity into awe-inspiring images. Julie Dillon’s artwork drew me in starting with the name badge at ArmadilloCon (see the photo of the image on my name badge below, reprinted with permission). When I discovered her artwork in the gallery later, I knew this was an artist I needed to meet. I found Julie to be a very down-to-earth artist who exhibits joy in her work. I can't blame her. Her art is breathtaking and draws you into worlds that your imagination didn't know existed.
JD: I get really excited by good, strong complimentary color schemes and bold colors juxtaposed against each other. For some reason, color is one thing I seem to be able to intuit to some degree. People have complimented me on being able to juggle bright colors, but I can't really pin down why or how I pick colors; I just know when it feels "right."
For a while I went through a phase where I was painting a lot of really dark and dreary, desaturated images, but people didn't really connect with them as much. I realized I was being overly self-indulgent of my bad moods at the time. That's not to say that anything with a darker palette means the artist was in a bad mood, that was just how it was for me. I've had a lot more fun with my work since brightening up my palettes. Now, even my paintings that are technically darker still usually have at least a few hits of bright color.
Do you have a question for Julie? Post it in the Comments below.