I love how you can start working on something then it becomes a wellspring for other ideas. I’ve been working on an x-files illustration and in the process came up with this idea for a poster. I have a bunch of other x-files related sketches and ideas and have been tossing around the idea of doing a fanzine. If you’re an artist and would like to contribute, drop me a line. Digital painting 2013 Nikol King
Just submitted my illustration for ‘Standing Still’ the Orange is the New Black Fanzine. I chose to portray everyones favorite meth head with a messiah complex, Pennsyltucky. Check out the other submissions here. Pen and Ink and digital 2013 Nikol King.
Album art for Baltimore metal band Swamp Hog. I worked on this dude all weekend and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. This will be screen printed in 2 colors on cardboard sleeves, so I made the most of the shading to give it as much depth as I could. Album will be out in January and I’ll post the finished product then. Drawn by hand and inked scanned in and digitally colored plus adding vector design elements. 2013 Nikol King
Custom lettering project. The quote comes from The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagal amended a bit to lay out better. Sketched by hand, scanned in, refined in illustrator and colored in Photoshop and no using cheap filter effects, I did all the lighting and shadow by hand so to speak. I don’t care for how it looks when you strictly use the filters, I prefer to have more control over it. Pen and Ink and Digital 2013 Nikol King
Happy Halloween, Nerds! Here’s an Elvira design to celebrate. I watched “Mistress of the Dark” last night and it was still as funny and campy as always. I especially loved how much grief she gave to the men who harassed her and women who tried to slut-shame her. She’s a ballsy chick who makes her own rules and doesn’t care what anyone thinks, which is why I’ve always considered her a feminist icon. Cassandra Peterson who plays her is equally kick ass and still rocking Elvira after all these years and is looking great doing it, so here’s my homage to her and her iconic character. Pen and Ink Digital 2013 Nikol King
Golden Girls Design I knocked out this morning for a friend. Pen and Ink Digital 2013 Nikol King
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I love, love, love Star Trek and wanted to do this design for awhile, finally got around to it. I love doing Star Trek designs mashed up with nautical themes to compare sailing and exploration with space travel. Hand drawn elements, thanks to Memory Alpha for references. I even drew the filigree I used in the back even though I ended up using just the silhouette :/ it can be hard to put a lot of time and detail into something just to use a simplified version, but it’s all about what looks best. Digitally painted, I was torn between a dry brush look and a smooth gradient look, the gradients won out but I may do a dry brushed version cause I’m crazy like that. Digital Painting and pen and ink Nikol King 2013.