The Making of a Picture Book

The Making of a Picture Book

Late last year I was contracted by Flinders Press to illustrate a picture book. The picture book, Lazy Saturday Afternoon, is a story in song by Author Songwriter Bryant Oden, creator of the extremely popular Duck Song and is slated to hit shelves Fall 2011. As a...
Image Reimagination

Image Reimagination

Reworking the Old into Something New From the Studio #5 Sometimes you create and image and love it then come back years later and wounder why you did. Other times you abandon it part way through because something just doesn’t look right or you just plain hate...
Steampunk Avatar

Steampunk Avatar

It’s a stylized old portrait of me and our studio kitty Crash the Stampede in Steampunk Victorian wear. This image was intended for Illustration Friday’s topic “Old Fashioned” but I had too much client work to get it done in time. You can watch...
Spooky

Spooky

Last year I did this painting of Spike, the Rose Goblin from my friend Seanan McGuire’s book Rosemary and Rue. I decided to rework the illustration for this weeks Illustration Friday’s topic Spooky. You can buy the book here, it’s awesome! This image was...
Behind the Process

Behind the Process

From the Studio 4 Wherever I go whether it’s online or at one of the many events we attend people are always asking about how I make my illustrations. I recently did this image for Illustration Friday’s topic Beneath so I thought I would you it to talk...
Beneath

Beneath

My entry for Illustration Friday’s topic Beneath. I recently went to the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and in their Rainforests of the World exhibit they have a section where the fish swim over you. The photos I took inspired this image. I mean how often...
Hand Lettering in the Digital Age

Hand Lettering in the Digital Age

People have been hand lettering as long as there has been writing. But in our modern age hand lettering is becoming a disappearing art form. I had been trying to find a font for my website logo and just couldn’t find one that looked right to me. I have never...
From the Studio 3

From the Studio 3

Greetings KatGirl Studio Followers that was a crazy summer wasn’t it? We were so busy we hardly had time to work on any personal projects. But now that we are swinging into fall the Studio blog should see more frequent updates. This image was intended for...
Flight of the Manta 3

Flight of the Manta 3

This Art Card was originally designed for The Ripple Project. This Art Card is Sold This image is one of the first 100% digital paintings I have ever made, both drawn and painted on the computer. Using Painter’s excellent brush software I created a pencil that...
Flight of the Manta 2

Flight of the Manta 2

This Art Card was originally designed for The Ripple Project. This Art Card is Sold This image is one of the first 100% digital paintings I have ever made, both drawn and painted on the computer. Using Painter’s excellent brush software I created a pencil that...