Techniques Used by Julia Hamilton
As a multidisciplinary artist, Julia Hamilton uses multiple techniques in creating artwork, as described here.
Felt Pen on Clay Board
Using Copic® pens, Julia draws intricate images on clay board, which is a smooth, white surface that makes bright colors really pop. She likes the control she has over this medium. In the image shown here (detail from Quantum Flux), you can see the attention to detail that goes into these drawings.
Felt Pen Airbrush
The same Copic® pens that are used in drawings can also be used in airbrush. Julia uses airbrush to increase depth, soften edges, or intensify colors in a piece. Julia used blue airbrush as a first layer in the swooping shapes of McKinley Murmuration (detail shown here).
Alcohol Ink Painting
Julia uses alcohol ink to create artwork involving bold splashes of color. In Transition (shown here), she used alcohol ink to produce the unstructured blue and red-orange areas at the top and bottom of the piece. This piece is a nice example of how Julia can use intricate line drawings and loose splashes of alcohol ink to create a powerful image.
Alcohol Ink and Fire
Julia sometimes lights the alcohol ink on fire, as shown in Zydeco (shown here on fire). This produces interesting textures that can be seen in The Invention of Sky.
Julia also enjoys creating digital artwork on her iPad®, drawing with her finger. The image shown here (detail from Too Much Light) was created on her iPad® using a drawing app called ProCreate®. This app provides high enough resolution to print full sized pieces (up to 28x28 inches). She has digital pieces produced as high resolution (giclée) prints on archival paper or HD prints on aluminum. All prints are signed, numbered, limited edition--not to exceed 95 prints per image.