Julia Lundman graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1993. Since then, she has worked in animation and games as a commercial artist, first in traditional animation as a background painter, and later as a illustrator for games and books. She has recently taken some time to devote toward development of her personal work, inspired by Victorian fairy painters, the pre-Raphaelites, Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Medieval art, folklore, novels, and the natural world.
Her process starts with sketchbook practice in the early morning hours. If a sketch feels interesting, she develops it into a series of more finished drawings. If the subject still resonates, she paints the image either in oil, acrylic or watercolor.