That last busy day….that was nothing.


Hey folks!

So today has been pretty insane.

I got a reminder from The Directory of Illustration that my art is due on May 3rd… that’s not a lot of time! I was hoping to get at least one more piece out before then, but the Black Templar might be the last I can finish before due date.

Also, I started working on a very exciting, very different project for a client, Say Design . Breaking tradition, I actually won’t be doing an illustration… I’ll be scratch building a miniature and painting it! Very cool, very different from what I’ve normally been doing.

Generally my day consists of waking up, working my day job (yes, I have a day job) then attending to freelance work, practicing digital painting/ improving my portfolio, and writing blog posts. However, now I’ll be hunkering down at my other work station and getting my hands dirty with putty, metal, plastic, paint, glue, and all other types of fun stuff. I used to do a bit of miniature work back in the day, you can check out some of it on my site, here. I also have a larger collection of painted miniatures you can see on my Deviant Art page.

Anywho, I have approval from the client to share updates with you guys, so come along for the ride!

Below is the miniature description, as well as the reference concept artwork (which is not my work).

In the future, an Elite force of soldiers known as Nanotroopers will pilot the next-gen of fighting forces for earth. This Nanoceptor is called The Water Bear and is a front-line assault tank for an unseen alien invasion.

Pretty cool, right?

Oh, don’t worry, there will be TONS of pics taken while I work…. I might even make some recordings, if possible.

Of course, I’ll still be painting in the mean time and making as many cool illustrations as possible. I did do a bunch of work on the Black Templar today too, although you might not notice them right away. I still need to fix the background, but I spent most of the day painting out outlines and fixing highlights. Also, you’ll notice that the Templar’s hand is strangely absent…. I had to fix its position so for the moment it has been painted out.  I’m going to try and update the blog again tonight/tomorrow morning if possible, so stay tuned.

-Nick


See full post here: Nicholas Kay - Freelance Artist + Illustrator2012-04-25.