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Julie Bell

 (Born 1958)
Julie Bell is active/lives in Pennsylvania.  Julie Bell is known for Fantasy illustration-female figure-super heroine.

Julie Bell

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Born in Beaumont, Texas, Julie Bell is noted for her advertising illustrations of warrior, amazon type women..  Her clients include Nike, Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola as well as book publishing companies and performing artists such as Meat Loaf.

For Marvel Comics, she was the first woman to Conan, and this, in turn, led to more commissions with Marvel.  She created Metal Flesh for Heavy Metal magazine.

In 1994, she married illustrator Boris Vallejo, and they live in Pennsylvania. 


Biography from The io gallery
Julie Bell has painted the covers for about 100 fantasy/science fiction book and magazine covers since 1990.  In the early 90's, she illustrated painted covers for video games as well as many trading cards for the superheroes of Marvel and DC. 

She designed the Dragons of Destiny sculpture series, Mistress of the Dragon's Realm dagger series, as well as the Temptation Rides sculpture series produced by The Franklin Mint.
One of her most famous and recognized artwork is Lilandra, which has been used as the cover for 'The Julie Bell Portfolio' and reprinted in several of her books.  She and her husband, Boris Vallejo, have done many paintings for advertising campaigns such as Nike, Inc., Coca-Cola, and Toyota.

Julie Bell's credits include creating advertising illustrations corporations such as Nike, Coca-Cola and The Ford Motor Company; painting book covers for publishing houses in New York City; or doing album covers for artists such as Meat Loaf.

She was the first woman ever to paint Conan for Marvel Comics, which paved the way for many other commissions from Marvel, DC, and Image Comics to illustrate superheroes in fully rendered paintings.  Her first published cover for Heavy Metal magazine broke ground for other illustrators with the introduction of her now legendary Metal Flesh.  Her hyper-realistic style is known for its sexy, powerful images of warriors and amazons and a sensitive, exquisite use of color and texture.

Born in 1958 in Beaumont, Texas, Julie Bell has known herself through the identity of "Artist" for as long as she can remember.  Art comes as naturally to her, and though early in her life she moved and lived in 12 different locations, she consistently kept her art at the center of things. She attended 6 different colleges and universities to continue her passion for art, always focusing her studies on the human figure and life drawing.

Because of her love for the human body, she took up weight training and became a nationally ranked competitive bodybuilder.  She no longer competes but maintains her muscle through continued weight training as well as Ashtanga yoga.

Julie and Boris were married in 1994 and are busy 'living happily ever after'.

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About  Julie Bell

Born:  1958 - Beaumont, Texas
Known for:  Fantasy illustration-female figure-super heroine