Sleep Under the Petals

Comments Off Written on June 30th, 2013 by
Categories: Illustration


Sleep Under the Petals
Pencil and Photoshop

I’ve been squeezing in more time personal art between my graphic design work!

I finished the line art for this piece a few months ago, and then it sat patiently waiting until I had a mental breakthrough on how I wanted to color it. Photoshop won over ink or watercolor, I felt it needed strong, graphic color that I’m better at pulling off digitally than with traditional media.

I had to include a detail shot of her face, because her freckles get lost in the full image.

Prints, etc. are available from my Society6 shop!


Vector Art Practice: Flower Icons

Comments Off Written on June 19th, 2013 by
Categories: Design, Illustration

I’ve been making a real effort to improve my vector art skills lately. While I was able to learn Photoshop by just using it, I’d never quite found my comfort zone with Illustrator. Time to change that! I’ve been enrolling in online classes through Skillshare, focusing on courses that involve using Illustrator. I just completed  my project for  Basic Geometric Shapes: Illustrate a Series of Icons or Badges  , taught by Dominic Flask, with pretty good results, and a much better handle on vector art. If you are a a beginner and want to learn some Illustrator basics, I would highly recommend this class.

My project theme was California flowers that attract bees, and I created an icon for each of 12 flowers. As an extra, I also put together a masthead graphic – I’m hoping to set up a webpage with the icons and useful information about the flowers.


Bone Walker Cover Art

Comments Off Written on May 31st, 2013 by
Categories: Illustration

Unseelie Bard by Night

New art!

I’ve just completed the cover art for Bone Walker, by the wonderful Angela Korra’ti. Bone Walker is the upcoming second book in her urban fantasy trilogy. I also did the cover art for the first book, Faerie Blood.

Bone Walker is slated for release this summer!

Pencil line art

Pencil line art

Detail of the background trees - my favorite part of the scene!

Detail of the background trees – my favorite part of the scene!


Commissions are now OPEN!

Comments Off Written on May 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Illustration, Sketches


I’m about to wrap up a big illustration project and for the next few weeks I’ve got a lull in graphic design work, so I’m looking for some quick commissions!
Also, I already know that June is going to be an expensive month with birthdays and Father’s Day and such and no paychecks from one of my regular clients until August…sooo….basically I need to make some money and you can get some awesome artwork done at a fraction of my usual rate!


Pricing Guidelines

pencil drawings
(clean pencil line art)

inked line art
(digital or traditional)

• character bust portrait
• insect, realistic or stylized
• animal/pet portrait
• botanical illustration/study
• small tattoo flash design
(this is not an exhaustive list – feel free to email me with your ideas!)

+ digital color for $10-$100 based on complexity
+ 3/4 bust portrait for $25
+ full-length portrait for $50
+ background elements/scenery/props $10-100 based on complexity
+ print for cost of shipping

The Fine Print

- Personal or promotional non-profit use only. Please contact me to discuss rates if you are interested in art for commercial use or resale.

- No logos or graphic design projects at this time.

- First come first served basis and I will only be working on one or two illustrations at a time (I will keep a waiting list). Send an email describing what you want. These are for quick commissions, so if it’s not feasible for me to complete your artwork within a few hours, I may have to turn down your request.

-Payment up front via Paypal, after your request has been approved and we have agreed on a price.

If you’d like to request a commission, please email me at kiriATkirimothDOTcom

I will continue accepting commissions until I’m back to the big time graphic design work, probably early June.

Art Examples:

New shirt design for Ani DiFranco

Comments Off Written on April 24th, 2013 by
Categories: Design, Illustration, T-Shirts, Uncategorized


My latest shirt design for Ani DiFranco is available now from Righteous Babe Records!

New Poppy Prints!

Comments Off Written on December 4th, 2012 by
Categories: Uncategorized

I’ve added two new poppy themed prints to my Etsy store – brighten up your week and your walls with some new art!

And use the coupon code POPPIES to take 15% off ANY order, just in time for the holidays. Code is good through December 21st, which is also the last day I’ll be shipping orders until the new year!

Dia de los Muertos and new prints!

Comments Off Written on October 17th, 2012 by
Categories: Illustration

New Prints available in my Etsy Shop!

The artwork for this year’s Dia de los Muertos poster is complete, with a few tweaks since the original version that I shared. The posters will be available November 2nd at the event in Garfield Park in San Francisco, but if you want a print of just the artwork from the poster, you can get it here, now!

My six-eyed jackalope is also available as a print, and makes a great pairing with the rhino beetle print!

Ani DiFranco Fall Tour poster

Comments Off Written on September 27th, 2012 by
Categories: Design, Illustration

I am very excited to be working with Ani DiFranco’s record label, Righteous Babe Records. First up is a tour poster for Fall 2012, which will be available as a limited edition screenprint. If you aren’t able to pick one up at one of her shows, I’ll have a few of them available for sale online soon!


Comments Off Written on September 19th, 2012 by
Categories: Illustration, Ink

personal art
india ink on watercolor paper

Let’s Have an Art Giveaway!

Comments Off Written on August 15th, 2012 by
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I’m having a giveaway with some awesome art, because I got such an amazing outpouring of support from my sales posts last week and I wanted to do something to say thank you! Besides saying, THANK YOU!!

I’ve got an original pencil drawing and some posters with the artwork I did for Rosin Coven’s last album! And a previously unavailable print! And gift certificates to my shop!

The giveaway will run from now until 10pm PST on Sunday, September 2nd.
I will randomly select 3 winners from all entries:

#1 will receive the original pencil drawing, a poster, an 8.5×11 print of “Eve”, and their choice of one free item* from my Etsy shop.

#2 will receive a poster, an 8.5×11 print of “Eve”, and their choice of one free item from my Etsy shop.

#3 will receive an 8.5×11 print of “Eve”, and their choice of one free item from my Etsy shop.

How do you enter the drawing??
Each person can have up to 3 entries, and there are 4 possible ways to enter!

1 . Purchase any item from my Etsy Shop and write “GIVEAWAY” in the notes-to-seller! Or if you’ve EVER made a purchase from my Etsy shop in the past, drop me a message/email/etc to let me know and you will be qualified!

2. Reblog! 

3. Tweet!

4. Share on Facebook! 

Limited to 1 entry per method (so no need to be spammy!) and up to 3 total entries per person. If you choose the Twitter or Facebook sharing, please hit me up with a note or message so I don’t miss your entry!

And if get over 200 entries, I will draw a total of five winners and add more previously unavailable prints to the prize! More details on that if it happens! ;)

*Prints listed as a set will count as ‘one item’