Kiri Moth has been one of our favorite fantasy artists for years — we've featured her art before, and she also designed some banners for io9 a few years ago. It's rare for anybody to get a chance to own an original piece of her artwork — but right now, Kiri is selling off a few pieces, including "Poppies Deer Arrows," featured above. (See the full piece below.)
"Messenger" - original is for sale now
Ripley was a beautiful and beloved Sphinx who lived at Borderlands Books in San Francisco. Sadly, Ripley passed away due to cancer in May 2010.
I had started this piece and completed the line art in 2010, but only now had a chance to finish the color. I'm glad that I'll finally be able to give it to the staff at Borderlands.