This is a new blog feature where we at KatGirl Studio talk about what we’re working on and mention useful articles of interest.

The Phoenix and the Water Nymph WIP 2

A few years ago I started work a Graphic Novel which resulted in this project here. More recently I came back to this project and revamped this image here for a client. I’m now revamping the whole project for future release as a Picture Book/ Graphic Novel. This story is a fairy tale about the love between a phoenix spirit and a water nymph told in lyrical verse.

This image is the current work in progress (WIP) for one of the illustrations of the book.


For most of my artwork I draw with blue lead in a mechanical pencil on Canson Vellum. I then paint them in Corel Painter X with a Wacom Intuos 3.

Articles for Writers

NaPiBoWriWee 2010

Starting A Novel In The Wrong Place

Articles for Illustrators

New Picture Book Critique Service from Brenda Reeves Sturgis