Julia's Jungle is an online art business supervised and directed by myself, Julia Paliy, a first year university student and traditional and digital artist who was born in Ukraine and lived most of my life in London, Ontario. I currently live in Toronto, Ontario and attend Canada's most prestigious Graphic Design program at York University and Sheridan College.

Since my early childhood years, I have been creating art, and I am currently on the route to establishing myself as a professional artist. My art sells at an affordable price, and I am able to customize anything to my customers' needs! If you want to learn more about myself and my shop, read below.

My Experience

At the start of my artistic journey, I started showing interest in the hobby. I have a picture of myself at age three drawing my first picture, and that passion for art has been present in me throughout my whole life. My family members, who are also skilled in the visual arts began teaching me to draw as a child, and I can say that I've always had an afinity for the field, more so than my peers. When I started high school, I enrolled in a grade 10 art class as a grade 9 student, and having a teacher who was very enthusiastic about her passion, I was inspired and later on, after being exposed to the visual arts for a while, I concluded that I wanted to have a career in the visual arts.

In 2015, I received a drawing tablet from my father as a gift, though not of optimal quality. I started creating digital art and eventually upgraded my hardware. In the few months between then and the opening of my art shop, I was an artist for a few online gaming platforms. In March 2016, I opened an art shop, and in July 2016 I had opened a professional website!

At the start of September 2017, I started to pursue a bachelor's degree of Design (BDes) at York University in Toronto, Ontario. I love what I do, and I hope to continue doing it for years to come.

What I Use

I create art in fuck a large variety of media. Over the course of four years (from 2013-2017), I have learned that I am capable of adapting very quickly to any medium given to me, indicative of my learning capabilities and the ways in which I can adjust to any requests given to me. Primarily, I use pencil/graphite, watercolor, and create digital art, although I am also able to paint in acrylic, oil paint, coloured pencil, and pastels.

For my digital art, I use a Huion G10T graphic tablet as well as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.

For my traditional art, I use the following:

  • Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colour Pencils
  • MUNGVO Soft Pastels
  • Derwent Blender and Burnisher Pencils
  • Staedler Graphite Pencils (Ranging from HB to 8B)
  • Reeves Watercolor and Oil Paint
  • Bienfang Mixed Media and Watercolor Paper
  • Stonehenge paper (for large projects)