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Sagittarius - Llewellyn Worldwide by juliedillon Sagittarius - Llewellyn Worldwide by juliedillon
Here's the last one! This was for a series I did last year for the Llewellyn Worldwide 2014 Astrology Calendar. :)

Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21. Mutable Fire sign. Colors: Deep purple, burgundy and deep red. Outgoing, athletic, curious, spiritual, confident, high spirited, restless. Often are wanderers, truth-seekers, believers, at least metaphorically. Have universal concerns and strong beliefs and want to save the world. That said, they are also very fun-loving, gregarious, and great to be around. Ruled by Jupiter and typically associated with an archer, so I’ve depicted the sign as an archer high up on a hill, shooting fire into the sky. (I guess she’s on Ganymede or something since Jupiter is that big in the sky. XD )

I want to give very special thanks to Lindsey Carmichael, Olympic Bronze medalist archer, who posed for me for this sign and helped me out immensely with getting the archery parts to look halfway accurate (which I would have completely failed at without her help). She is an amazing and super-nice person, and I am incredibly honored that I got to work with her. Thank you, Lindsey!! <3 (and thank you for being so patient with me, haha)

You can preorder the calendar if you like, or just check out the rest of Llewellyn Worldwide's offerings at
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STReddick Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
As a Sagittarian, I agree with this. lol
LordSia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
fatpaw175 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work.  Really like the usage of shapes and unidirectional lines, and the colors are perfect.  I would love to give you something more critical because accolades themselves although nice don't help someone improve, but I really can't find a fault anywhere in this one.  Also, I looked up Lindsey Carmichael; a great inspiration for life and for art!
Asanjana Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful idea! I always wanted to see more astrological paintings and signs! great job! love all of them!
MarinaRed Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
This reminds me of Katniss Everdeen. Great one!
SilkyGoodness Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
It's funny that i'm a Sagittarius and this is in my favorite color scheme. xD
Wolfgirl-livy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
This is my starsign and it looks like me in the summer!
Ravhi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
You've been featured:
ArgentConjure Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always a pleasure to see a well done portrait for Saggittarius.  Thank you.
osmosys8 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Photographer
gensanity Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
great pose and beautiful colors!
chrisakalogic Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
RuinofDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Freakin' awesome !~ I love everything about it.
Outerspacien Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I love this whole gallery, but this one especially. Ms. Dillon, you've been my long time art hero as I level up at school. Please don't ever stop! :)
cinemajack Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Probably my favorite of them all!
MissWhinnie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
woo!! go sagittarius!! :heart:
newboldworld Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Brilliant! :-)
Hemamal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great job! Your name seems really familiar.

Did you do some tutorials for (or connected to) the 'How to draw Manga' website a while back?
LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
that's my sign! :D awesome
Irio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Are you not going to do the Ophiuchus sign? The 13th zodiac sign? It's my sign, I'd be so curious to see how you would represent it!
Soragirl6 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
FOR THE LAST TIME OPHIUCUS DOES NOT EXIST! It has never been apart of the ZODIAC WHEEL! There are many signs Ophiuchus, Orion, etc! But none are apart of the Zodiac wheel! The person that made up that none sense was not an astrologer. He was an ASTRONOMER! Two different things! Astronomers study science. Astrologers study ASTROLOGY/ zodiac! There are only 12 signs on the wheel, in line with the four seasons divided between four elements and three modes (Cardinal Fixed Mutable). Ophiuchus has no mode, no element, no ruling planet! It is not your sign! More than likely you are a Sun in Scorpio or Sun in Sagittarius! BTW Did you know there are more than just Sun/star signs? There is also your moon sign, Mercury sign, Venus sign, Mars sign etc. Where would Ophiuchus fit in those other planets? No where! gives you more info on this. also does too. Please talk to real astrologers, not some scientist guy who knows nothing about sign alignment. PLEASE!
Irio Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"For the last time"? I don't think we ever talked together before, you might want to learn politeness when talking to strangers ;) Internet doesn't allow you everything.

Back to the subject, I did look it up, I know ophioccus is not recognized officially, because when astrology science was created the stars where not appearing exactly the same way than they do today, and including this new sign would disturb the balance.
the thing is: I don't care that it doesn't fall into your category, and makes a 13th sign, I'm not trying to disturb your dear little life, I was just curious to see how Julie Dillon would have illustrate this sign. That's all, I wanted to see another amazing digital painting of that type.
If that troubles you, you don't have to look at it.
Now, I get your point, but try from now on to cool down before you write an answer to someone. I'm not your sister, or your mate, or your clerk, alright? :)
Soragirl6 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Sorry, it was out of urgency not anger...I didn't have an angry sign, I don't think. I guess things can come off differently when its on a text. :o Again my apologies.
Irio Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, it's hard to get the right tone when writing and a text can easily sound angry, that's internet problem :) No bother dear Sora!
keight Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I love her expression! Well done!
Twilight-Explode Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, I've been waiting for this one!
Elbereth-Lalaith Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
so fantastic! just breathtaking!!
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, so gorgeous!
I'm a Sagittarius, this makes it so special too, haha :love:
Burlew Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow! The colors in this are absolutely gorgeous!
MountainStrongBear Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been waiting to see how you handle my star-sign, and I can honestly say I'm not disappointed. I obviously think that this is your best work in the series.
Sepukkusamurai Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
you made my sign look like a total bad ass!!!
zuluyo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Digital Artist
This is awesome, as a sagittarius it's nice seeing something amazing. (we usually get not so cool stuff D: )
ChristineWeatherly Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
<3 My fav sign!
DeiDeiKat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOO! It's my sign!! So beautiful :)
TMcLeod Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bad Ass.
Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very beautiful
FieldsOfFire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
What an amazing series. All 12 are so awesome.
artistauncarton Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Awesome work! Nothing to tell it's almost perfect above all the contrast!

Please tell my advise about my art work:
Kagi-13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
One of the most accurate depictions of an archer I've seen on DA
Eminunal1907 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's awesome like others! But this is special to me cuz I'm a Saggitarius boy! Your art is amazing. =)
HentaiChimp Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a really cool illustration. I love the concept, the color harmony yellow/violet, and the composition. I like everything on this pic. Congrats.
Estherhase Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
It really shows that you did your research on archery. :D It would be obvious even without you mentioning it in the description.

This series is a delight. Your descriptions as well. I like getting an insight into someone else's creative process. Let me say, I am glad that I watch you.
goldentorch4 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome!
lalaraptor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hell yeh, Sagittarius FTW.
I love bein' this part of the zodiac. :heart: ~

Amazin' detail on this as well, ya captured the archer stance PERFECTLY! Keep up the good-- no-- AMAZING work. :)
Ajanime22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
hueyshan-tan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waow! i love ur concept so much, especially shooting fire into the sky. One of my fav artwork
elektraeriseros Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Well. Isn't this just eight kinds of bad-ass!!! This whole series has been so wonderful!!!
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