Background Information

Diligent Visual was founded by Rich Kunz in 2012.
Thank you for visiting my site and taking the time to browse some of my work. I am a high school art teacher and freelance artist from the Chicagoland area. I have been interested in creating art for as long as I can remember. As a child I spent countless hours trying to sharpen my drawing skills by copying work that inspired me. Subjects that I took special interest in ranged from animated movies to comics and fantasy themed paintings.
After high school, I attended community college while working part-time. Eventually, I transferred to Illinois State University where I earned a bachelor's degree in art education. I have since obtained two master's degrees; also in education and administration. More recently, I completed a 13 week illustration course instructed by Donato Giancola. I also train with Watts Atelier Online and actively participate in Life Drawing Workshops in my area.
I have been teaching art at the high school level for seventeen + years. I am married and I have three children (who are featured in much of my work posted on this website).
Client List

Pricing Information

Convention Sketches are currently priced at $25 per 9x12 Head Shot . $40 per 9x12 Bust . $50 per 9x12 Full Figure . Pinup work starts at $100 per 11x17 Single Character . Pricing fluctuates due to complexity of project and rendering options . Other commissions are negotiable and prices vary greatly.
TooDee T-Shirts are $17 each or 2 for $30 . Prints are currently priced at $15 per 11x17 or 11x14 and are discounted at 2 for $25 . 3 for $30 . 4 for $35 .


Open for Commission Work
Original work and prints are available for sale. I am proficient in a plethora of Traditional and Digital Media and techniques. Please contact me regarding specific princing and quotes.
Corporate Identity
Striking visuals to help you reach your clients and create an identity for your business. From logos to full marketing packages available.
Digital Imaging
Contact me regarding quotes to fulfill your photographic needs. Digital imaging, compositing and retouching are only some of the areas in which I have experience.