The Once and Future King

A Blog of Works in Progress by Nikol King
OPEN BLED 2014 Nikol King
New piece based on Dune. In the book (and movie) Open Bled referred to the pure open desert where the largest sandworms thrived. Deified as ‘Shai-Hulud’ or Old Man of The Desert it was venerated as a god beast by the Fremen. Pen and Ink and digital coloring and vector graphics.

OPEN BLED 2014 Nikol King

New piece based on Dune. In the book (and movie) Open Bled referred to the pure open desert where the largest sandworms thrived. Deified as ‘Shai-Hulud’ or Old Man of The Desert it was venerated as a god beast by the Fremen. Pen and Ink and digital coloring and vector graphics.

More zine graphics! Only need about 9 more until I have enough to make it, can’t wait!

Pen and Ink, vector graphics 2014 Nikol King

Leviathan 2014 Nikol King
Been working on this piece the last week or so and it is based on some ideas I’ve been messing around with for awhile in my sketchbook. The ship was a pain to get to be exactly how I wanted it, but once I got it in place everything came along swimmingly (heh heh). Pen and ink and colored digitally.

Leviathan 2014 Nikol King

Been working on this piece the last week or so and it is based on some ideas I’ve been messing around with for awhile in my sketchbook. The ship was a pain to get to be exactly how I wanted it, but once I got it in place everything came along swimmingly (heh heh). Pen and ink and colored digitally.

Picked up this sick poster at last nights show. My friend Stevi Gossert did the art, printed by @pizzapartyprinting

Picked up this sick poster at last nights show. My friend Stevi Gossert did the art, printed by @pizzapartyprinting

More Teeturtle designs hot off the press. Wow, I can’t believe I’ve been working with these guys for 2 years now. It’s been great working with some amazing artists and seeing our shirts out there in the world, at conventions, and recently on an episode of @Midnight. Can’t wait to see what awesome designs we’ll be making for the next year. As always these are available at Teeturtle.com.

Grail 2014 Nikol King.  
I’ve been wanting to do a ‘vanitas’ style piece for awhile. Inspired by various objects around my house, I had a lot of fun doing the crystal and the smoke especially. Pen and Ink Digitally Colored.

Grail 2014 Nikol King.  

I’ve been wanting to do a ‘vanitas’ style piece for awhile. Inspired by various objects around my house, I had a lot of fun doing the crystal and the smoke especially. Pen and Ink Digitally Colored.

The Wolves of Winter 2014 Nikol King This piece was inspired by this never ending winter, will be made into a 4 color poster. Pen and ink, vector graphics, digitally colored.

The Wolves of Winter 2014 Nikol King This piece was inspired by this never ending winter, will be made into a 4 color poster. Pen and ink, vector graphics, digitally colored.

Horned God 2014 Nikol King
Fleshed out another sketch from over break. I really like how it turned out and restricted the color scheme so I can make 4 color posters of it. Pen and ink, vector graphics and digitally colored.

Horned God 2014 Nikol King

Fleshed out another sketch from over break. I really like how it turned out and restricted the color scheme so I can make 4 color posters of it. Pen and ink, vector graphics and digitally colored.

Happy Valentines Day, followers! I did this quote by Nietzsche to play around with some lettering. 2014 Nikol King

Happy Valentines Day, followers! I did this quote by Nietzsche to play around with some lettering. 2014 Nikol King

Worked on some more graphics for my zine. Pen and Ink/ Vector Graphics 2014 Nikol King

Here’s another fantasy piece from the sketches I did over break. I’m also trying to keep track of my works in progress so I can give my followers a look at my process. Dragonship 2014 Nikol King digital painting

Sailor Moon done as traditional Japanese art. Commissioned by a friend of mine, he plans on getting it tattooed. Ink drawing digitally colored. 2014 Nikol King

Sailor Moon done as traditional Japanese art. Commissioned by a friend of mine, he plans on getting it tattooed. Ink drawing digitally colored. 2014 Nikol King

This is a fantasy art project I worked on over my Xmas break. If you follow my Instagram you will have seen this in progress over the last week or so. I’ll be posting some more fantasy art in progress in the future so follow me if you want to see more work in progress: http://instagram.com/her_royal_hiiiighness# I have many more sketches I did over the break and will start painting. Characters as well as item inventories and weapons. My first love was drawing fantasy characters from books and D&D and it feels good to get back into it. Spear Wife 2014 Nikol King

This is a fantasy art project I worked on over my Xmas break. If you follow my Instagram you will have seen this in progress over the last week or so. I’ll be posting some more fantasy art in progress in the future so follow me if you want to see more work in progress: http://instagram.com/her_royal_hiiiighness# I have many more sketches I did over the break and will start painting. Characters as well as item inventories and weapons. My first love was drawing fantasy characters from books and D&D and it feels good to get back into it. Spear Wife 2014 Nikol King

X-Files Fanzine

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Hi guys, as promised last month I’m putting together an X-Files fan zine. If you want to contribute please contact me at nikolkingart@gmail.com to get an email of the info sent to you. The zines are going to be black-and-white half-sized booklets with a screen printed cover. That means art should be vertically oriented, b&w, and 5.5”hx 4.25”w. I will also be accepting splash page art at 8.5” x 11” in an at least 300dpi jpg/tif/pdf. You can submit as many pieces as you like. I will be making a small poster of my ‘I Want To Leave’ piece and including it in zine. I would also like to include a patch and/or button/sticker. If you would like to submit any art for these items feel free.

The deadline is April 1st for the submissions, this may be amended later and I will announce any changes. All submissions and/or questions can be submitted to nikolkingart@gmail.com. I will also take any questions here too of course.

All contributors will get a zine and all accompaning items for free, their contact info and website/portfolio will also be printed in the zine and promoted on here. I will charge for the zines, but any profit will be sunk into making the zines. 

I will be making buttons and badges to promote the zine so if you’d like access to these as well as the nifty little Gif I made above to put on your site or blog, feel free to contact me and I’ll send them to you.

I’ve already had a lot of fun coming up with images for this zine and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. I’ve checked out the websites of those of you who have already contacted me and I’m excited at the talent that wants to contribute. 

I also haven’t settled on a name yet for this yet, I welcome any suggestions!

Happy holidays everyone!
Krampus, ink and digital painting 2013 Nikol King

Happy holidays everyone!

Krampus, ink and digital painting 2013 Nikol King