The Once and Future King

A Blog of Works in Progress by Nikol King

More client work! This year’s design for the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association(MSSA) ‘s tournaments. Some Photoshop, some illustration, some vector graphics I got to do a little of everything this year for them. 2014 Nikol King

This summer has been SO busy, so much client work has put my personal work on the back burner so I might as well show some of the client work I’ve been doing. Here’s two designs commissioned by John Hopkins’ Advanced Physics Lab. One for their family day visit and one for their fishing fundraiser. Hand drawn, scanned in, digitally inked and colored. Used for T-shirts and other promo materials. 2014 Nikol King

It’s convention season and we have been pumping out tees for them like crazy. We have been printing tons of designs and here’s some of the best ones. Look for these at a convention near you or online at Teeturtle. You can also see the convention schedule here.

Couple typography designs up for print this week.

So it’s been awhile since I posted and I have all kinds of things to post, ladyfest stuff, new teeturtle shirts, a book project, a new painting, all kinds of stuff. But then I saw that it’s Captain Picard Day and all that went out the window. sooo…HAPPY CAPTAIN PICARD DAY YA’LL. ( I promise I’ll be posting the other stuff soon)

So it’s been awhile since I posted and I have all kinds of things to post, ladyfest stuff, new teeturtle shirts, a book project, a new painting, all kinds of stuff. But then I saw that it’s Captain Picard Day and all that went out the window. sooo…HAPPY CAPTAIN PICARD DAY YA’LL. ( I promise I’ll be posting the other stuff soon)

Got my stickers in and they look great! I ordered these two designs as a sample and I’m VERY thrilled with how nice they are. I’ll be getting more designs in soon. If you want to see a particular design I’ve done on a sticker let me know! Message me if you’re interested in purchasing one.

More zine graphics, only 5 more til I’m ready to make it. I haven’t posted in almost a month, but I’ve been working on stuff like the above graphics and other projects. I’m gearing up to vend at Baltimore’s Ladyfest in June, check it out if you’ll be in town. If you’ve enjoyed the graphics and designs I’ve shown on here I’m making stickers and patches of them that will be sold at the fest as well as online.

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.