Julia has been a regular member of theSpace for almost two years. She identifies as an artist, and as someone who has “always been creative”. Having worked most her life and been part of many creative workshops, over the years, she has now found a variety of new tools to showcase her wide-ranging interests and talents.
Being a well-practiced painter and illustrator, Julia has adapted her own unique process to various digital implements and technologies; including the use of a mouse, a stylus pad and a tablet. Her interest in attempting to navigate new media and techniques during workshops at theSpace, has allowed her to amass a large and diverse portfolio of work. Julia has stated that she particularly enjoys painting flowers and landscapes of Ottawa. Her interests include her crosswords, and summertime, as well as her favourite show Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, with main characters from the show appearing frequently in her work. Julia continues to add to her long list of accomplishments, engaging in article writing, illustrations for a magazine, and selling a selection of her works--which are currently on display in the community and online. Most recently she has begun to work on a commissioned portrait series.
Telling Stories In New Ways
Escape From The Hive - Turn Based Survival Game
My turn based board game was inspired by Resident Evil, Walking Dead and other zombies movies. The characters are from my
comic strip and short film I created at theSpace.
I write a lot stories and I wanted to showcase more of the world and continue
I found images of characters online and drew my versions on
paper with marker using projectors and scanners. Once on the computer I coloured
them on Photoshop and Krita. The paint bucket tool was handy
when colouring all my drawings. I found a lot of scary pictures on Google as well. After illustrating each
image I designed the cards and the board pieces. Everything was Printed
including a rule booklet and the front box cover so than everything was glued
The hardest part was deciding the rules for all the cards
and how they work together. It also took a long time to glue everything
together. The best part was getting to pick the characters, draw them and
decide what happens to them. I love zombies and games.
My next games will be more like a video game. Like a mix
between Left 4 Dead and Silent Hill 3 and Outlast with the same characters maybe a few new faces
Andrew U. - Bringing Drawings To Life
Godzilla Vs Gamera - Short Film
“I used paper and pencil to draw Gamera and for Godzilla I used paintbrushes and a projector and black paint. After I scanned my pictures I used Photoshop to color all the different layers and crop both of them. I used a list of words like “attack”, “Godzilla” and copied and pasted them from Google Translate to get the Japanese characters. Finally I got silhouettes of mountains and cities. I edited them using Krita to colour them.
I recorded the music using the keyboard at theSpace and FLStudios and played the same keys and looped it so it lasted longer. I found sound effects on Youtube and downloaded them as MP3 files using a free converting website.
Later, I used Cyberlink Power Director to put all the layer of and monsters together. I used the motion editor to bring still images to life. I am a HUGE Godzilla fan, especially the older Japanese films. It was fun to create my own movie!