Julia was a personal and still ongoing project for a middle-grade age magazine for young girls. I have vague memories of flipping through my older sister's magazines and being a bit enamoured, and a little confused, about some of the content. It didn't stop me from reading them though!
A bit of a combination of 'Highlights' for older kids, and a bit more creatively aligned in theory, and a little touch of the 'Jugend' magazine covers, 'Julia' would be a magazine for a younger girl entering the world with an international expanse and a bit more of a focus on academics and the world around you.
Accepting of essays, prose, and poetry, along with written articles like the examples on the cover to the left, 'Julia' would release quarterly with the seasons.
The colors and style of a mock cover for the magazine paired with compositional sketches and the style I want to achieve for a 'summer' edition of 'Julia'.
Writing everything out helps me gather my thoughts around a piece and allows me to ask what I'm trying to achieve with it in terms of emotions, feelings, style, composition, and whether it's going to challenge me artistically.
I've been experimenting with colored pencil and digital color and this project has allowed me to think about color in new ways that I had never been able to before.