UPDATE 7-15-14: The kickstarter for "Imagined Realms: Book 1" has launched! "Imagined Realms" is an annual art publication I'm starting featuring positive and diverse representations of women in fantasy and science fiction. Each book will feature 10 exclusive and new illustrations created by me specifically for the book. Check it out and spread the word. :)
My name is Julie Dillon, and I'm a freelance scifi and fantasy artist fromNorthern California. I've been drawing most of my life, but I officially kicked off my freelance career in 2006 and have been working steadily since then to keep learning, growing, and challenging myself artistically.
I received my BFA in Fine Arts from Sacramento State University in 2005, with continued education at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco and Watts Atelier.
Simon & Schuster
Oxford University Press
Wizards of the Coast
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
Fantasy Flight Games
2013 and 2014 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Professional Artist
2012 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Artist.
2011 Chesley Award Winner for "The Dala Horse" in Best Interior Illustration Art.
Winner of Best Color Work, Best Artist, and Best in Show at ArmadilloCon Art Show.
2010 Chesley Award Winner for “Planetary Alignment” in Best Unpublished Color, and 2010 Chesley Nominee for “Honeycomb” in Best Magazine Art.
Included in Spectrum 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21.
“Artificial Dreams” featured as the cover art for Corel Painter 12’s 20th Anniversary Can