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Nicole (Nik) Isom
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: AR
Favourite genre of music: Jrock, Metal, Grunge, Disney, Musical Soundtracks, Classical
Favourite photographer: My friend Jen. ^_^
Favourite style of art: realism, comic book, digital paintings, traditional, rennaisance
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Proffessional
Tools: Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet with Photoshop CS6
MP3 player of choice: Zune
Favourite cartoon character: I am kind of partial to Popeye...>_>

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Art Tumblr (coming soon) mrnicholasmakespictures.tumblr…


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Wow, sorry I've been AWOL for so long. Honestly there's just been so much to do and so little time for any of it, struggles and ahhhh. So much so that I actually forgot to post a few of the commissions I've finished as well as a personal piece. They've been done for forever, but my brain just... X_X.

Still working slowly down my comm list. If you're on it and you have an issue with the (currently ridiculous) wait time by all means contact me with questions or cancellations or changes or just...anything, really. I sincerely apologize for the wait but there's not much I can do about it other than say I'm trying my best and I haven't given up. This is exactly why I don't take payment until I'm finished if I can avoid it because life gets in the way all the time, I -know- it's going to, and I don't want you guys to be put out or out a lot of cash when it does. ^_^ Mostly I'm just sorry for the lack of updates. I've been on tumblr more than I've been on here lately because things seemed to die down here so I've only been checking things every now and then. If any of you have a tumblr and need to contact me asap (  that's probably a better bet at the moment. Or use my email:

I'll try to post the comms I forgot to post ASAP. I want to thank everyone who's supported me thus far, through all my bullshit wait times and everything. I really really appreciate it.
  • Listening to: My cat meow
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Eating: Walnuts
  • Drinking: Water

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KaiCeliera Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Like-to-Create Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thank you for joining FriendsOfDorianPavus.
R3dFangz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, just wanted to let you know I love your work and you're really really talented. There are several drawing styles that I'd like to master one day and I gotta say, your work really motivates me to try my best and become better at drawing in a realistic style. I don't know how many years it'll take until I'm good at it but I'll do my best. :D
By the way, out of curiosity, are you planning on drawing any DEG-related stuff in the future? And are you still active on YouTube? I watched some of your videos and I'd be very interested in seeing more if you ever planned on making more of those. :love:
RaSen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
;o; Thank you so much!!!!! I think I've fainted.  That's like the best compliment any artist could receive I think. Motivating someone else. From what i saw in your gallery you definitely have a good start. It took me quite a while to get to realism from where I was. I learned how to draw from comic books (western style not manga) and learning art from art definitely made it take MUCH longer because it taught me a lot of bad habits to break. The best thing you can do is just draw what you see, either in real life or from actual photos and just keep going. But don't just draw a photo, change it as you go so your brain doesn't just rely on copying what you see. Start small, change what you're comfortable with drawing on your own. Just draw something every day, it doesn't matter if it only takes 5 minutes or even if it's very good. It can take awhile and you'll make a lot of mistakes along the way but mistakes are AWESOME. Seriously. If you don't make them you can't improve so each one is one you'll be less likely to make again. Just do your best!! When i was younger I seriously was convinced that I'd never be able to draw something that even remotely resembled realism but I proved myself wrong. I firmly believe that anyone can be a great artist if they work at it!

I mean I want to draw more DEG related stuff, but I don't get much time for my own stuff anymore. I probably will in the future but I've been having to pick and choose what I want to do with the time I do get to do them and right now I want to do Dragon Age stuff, so that's what my personal pieces will be for awhile, but that'll probably change again and I'll be back to jrock. Who knows. Currently I'm not active on youtube anymore but I plan to change that. I've been trying to plot out some tutorials and just general "watch me draw" type videos for the near future. I really really want to get into kind of teaching/helping other artists because that makes me the happiest, but I need to iron out some bugs with my video recorder and whittle down my commission list before I devote a lot of time to that. But I'm hoping it will be fairly soon. 
R3dFangz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
I agree, when you try to copy a specific style you just get stuck at some point and can't really get out of your comfort zone anymore. Back when I was 12 or something I used to try really hard to copy the style of whatever anime I happened to like at the time and it took me about 2-3 years to get rid of the excessive influence that anime and manga had on my drawing style. It was really annoying.
And yeah, once I get a bit better at realism (especially with face features, that's like the hardest part), I'll try and change things, like... the clothes, the angle, or the pose of whoever I wanna draw. I mean, where's the fun in drawing realistic stuff if you can only make copies of photos that already exist? ^^;

Cool! Well, I'm looking forward to seeing whatever you come up with. You seem to be really busy with commissions and stuff, so good luck with that! 
Cederien Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
A very Happy Birthday to you.Party 
RaSen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!
ArynChris Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Happy birthday! :cake:  Hope you're doing well.
RaSen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!! I am!
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