I'd been dreaming about this series for a little while now. I've always adored cameo art, but wanted to try my own spin on it. I settled on a process-color palette, for a modern but classic feel. And I fiddled with that bun for weeks!!! :) They are all done in acrylic and watercolor, and printed on beautiful heavyweight hot press paper. 

After three years in development, I'm so happy to tell the world about Swatch! She pubs in early 2016 with Balzer + Bray. PW announcement here:

"Alessandra Balzer of HarperCollins imprint Balzer + Bray pre-empted world rights to Swatch, Color-Tamer, a picture book by Julia Denos that marks her debut as an author-illustrator. It tells of a girl named Swatch who wants to harness the power of colors so she can create her own masterpiece – only to find that colors have a will of their own. The book is slated for winter 2016; Brenda Bowen of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates was the agent."

Studio Adventures:

Back in stock! "Little Dresses"

New on the Blog:

Painting with Lisa Daria.