Illustration for books, role-playing games, and other geekery puppykittything
I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil and telling stories since I could form a coherent sentence. Everything I write, I want to draw, and everything I’m drawing tells me a story as it unfolds on paper. I love illustrating books and role-playing games and working on my graphic novel, Castle Whatsitsname.
You could call me a fantasy artist, but I’m not just in this for the dragons. Or the werewolves, the demons, the post-apocalyptic warriors… I draw other worlds because a twisted reflection of reality can sometimes tell us more about humanity than reality can. Also, they’re cool.
I owe a lot to the artists, writers, and creative people who have inspired me and made geekdom what it is today. Neil Gaiman, Bill Watterson, Jim Henson, Brian Froud, J.K. Rowling, Tracy Butler, and Ursula Vernon are just a few of my idols, and if my work has even a fraction of their depth and ingenuity, I’ll be thrilled.
By day, I design graphics and webs for Pivot Communication. By night, I draw stuff and play tabletop roleplaying games with my husband Seth, who is both my creative partner and an amazing massage therapist. Living in Boulder, Colorado with our dog Gremlin keeps us both sane.*
* Relatively speaking.
You can reach me at kira -at- halfsparkle -dot- com. Please note that I am not currently accepting commissions.
Because fan art is awesome but these people are the real miracle workers.