Monday, December 9, 2013

31 Days of Sensational Shops - The Art of Rose Catherine Khan

31 Days of Sensational Shops is a month long tour of geeky, fantasy and/or monster-filled shops in December. Please stick around to learn more about today's Sensational Shop!

Today's Sensational Shop is The Art of Rose Catherine Khan - run by Rose Cat Khan!

Tell us about you - the creator!

I'm a graphic designer by day and an illustrator by night. When I'm not creating logos and websites for corporations, you'll find me hidden in my studio with my two cats, laughing maniacally and painting unicorns.

I love fantasy and science fiction. I have a children's book out called the Mathmagical Wish and a fantasy graphic novel titled Centernia. Centernia is currently available as a free webcomic, with a new page every week. You can find it at

Describe your shop and what you sell

My shop is primarily prints, though you can also order a copy of my children's book or request custom art. I'm also happy to create fan art.. :-)
What is your favorite item to make? Why?

I loooooove painting unicorns. So much of my daily professional life is digital. Though my Wacom stylus is permanently affixed to my hand, there are some days I just love traditional paint.

The process for my unicorn paintings is very slow and deliberate, focused on materials. It took me over a year of experimentation with canvases, papers and mediums to find the perfect surface for my style.

Unicorns are central to my history as an artist. When I was in third grade, I constantly looked at horse books and tried copying them. It was this obsession with horses that led to a growth in my skills that eventually led to my career.

How and when did you start your business?

I went to college for art, graduating with a BFA in Illustration and an AAS in Graphic Design back in 2006. I've been freelancing ever since.

I actually hid my love of fantasy art for a long time because it was generally frowned upon by the collegiate fine art community. It was recently, within the past two years, that I started embracing who I really am.

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you for taking the time to come and meet Rose Cat Khan of The Art of Rose Catherine Khan! Be sure to stop by and check out tomorrow's Sensational Shop!