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Imaginism Studios Workshop Folio

Julia Grace Johns

“One Tough Bunny”
Digital Painting
9″x12″
“One Tough Bunny” is my gothic punk take on the White Rabbit from Alice In Wonderland. He is based on a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit and was created in ArtRage.

“Sam Beam”
Traditional Watercolor
11″x15″
This piece is a portrait of my favorite musician, Sam Beam, of Iron & Wine. His lyrics are one of my greatest sources of inspiration. I was fortunate enough to meet him, thank him for his wonderful work, and have him sign my painting. It is painted with watercolors and a little gouache. All white is the paper. I also mix all my own colors, including black, from the primaries as I believe this gives me a better understanding of color.

 “Starry Sky Whale”
100% Wool Sculpture
I created this wool sculpture for Neil Gaiman’s Calendar Of Tales collaborative project with Blackberry. It was chosen as one of 20 runners-up for the February tale by Neil and is featured on the Calendar Of Tales website. If you would like to see how this sculpture was made, I have a post with images of the whole process here.

  “Starry Sky Whale”
Only non-wool item are the seed bead eyes

  “Starry Sky Whale”
12″ Wingspan 12″ Wingtip to Tail-tip

  “Starry Sky Whale”
7″ Tail-span

  “Starry Sky Whale”
9″ Body No wire armature

“Phantom”
Digital Painting
9″x12″
Barn owls are my favorite species of owls and I love to feature them in my work. For this painting I imagine a hapless little mouse just off-screen completely unaware death will arrive on wings from above. This was painted in ArtRage.

“Elven Child”
Digital Painting
9″x12″
While meeting an elf is quite an uncommon occurrence, meeting one of their children is even more rare. This little boy was very curious and decided to come see who exactly was wandering in his forest. This painting was created in Photoshop.

“Fiona”
100% Wool Sculpture
Fiona is a happy little child who is very excited for her bubble bath. She is my latest wool sculpture. The wool used to create her was sourced from other small businesses and artisans, including her hand dyed hair, which came from Russia. I really enjoyed creating as many details for her form as possible.

“Fiona”
No non-wool items.

“Fiona”
6″ Tall Freestanding, mildly poseable No wire armature

“Fiona”
Has ears with ear canals, nostrils, collar bone, belly button, fingers & toes with nails, knee caps, arched feet, shoulder blades, etc.

“Poeykeats”
Digital Painting
9″x12″
I am greatly inspired by my favorite authors and poets, so I created this piece as a valentine’s tribute to two of my favorites: Edgar Allen Poe and John Keats. The raven, who would very much like to steal your heart, is painted on a page composited of Keats’ love letters to Fanny Brawne. The raven was painted in ArtRage and then placed on the page, which was created in Photoshop.

“Crystal Gazer”
Traditional Pen Drawing
5″x7″
This little gryphon was given a crystal ball as a eyass and it quickly became impossible to pull him away from his gazing. Now he’s grown up and ruffling feathers when he deigns to reveal what he sees. He’s even started a war or two.

“Maxey”
100% Wool Sculpture Pet Portrait
Maxey is a commissioned pet portrait sculpture of a beloved border collie who passed away. It was an enjoyable challenge to create a replica of somebody’s pet. I was thrilled to hear “you got her spots right!” when I gave her to her owner. If you would like to see the creation process for Maxey, I have a post about it here, as well as a post featuring her herding a wool sculpture sheep around my yard here.

“Maxey”
Freestanding with one paw raised. Aproximately 5″ in length.

“Maxey”
Only non-wool items are seed bead eyes and an internal glass marble for weight.

“Rebecca”
Digital Pencil Drawing
9″x12″
Rebecca is out for a stroll on a chilly fall day. This piece was created in ArtRage and is inspired by a line from a favorite song.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

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