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Current Residence: Vancouver, BC/Providence, RI

Nicholas Kole is the son of two mimes. He is a wandering freelance illustrator, comic artist & character designer. 

Working full time from his iPad Pro in Procreate for the past 2 years, on the road from Rhode Island to Tokyo to Vancouver.

From various coffee shops and couches, he draws dragons and wizards for companies like Disney, Dreamworks, Blizzard, Nintendo, Skydance, Guerilla Games, Toys For Bob, Hasbro, Mattel, Warner Brothers, Riot Games, Shining Isle, Dark Horse, EA Games, and the Flight Anthology.


Favourite Visual Artist
Dave McKean and Hayao Miyazaki
Favourite Movies
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Favourite TV Shows
Sherlock, Firefly
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Counting Crows, Peter Gabriel, Tally Hall, Kate Nash, Mumford & Sons, Antonio Vivaldi, Nightwish
Favourite Writers
GK Chesterton, Neil Gaiman
Favourite Games
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Riven, Pokemon, Professor Layton
Favourite Gaming Platform
Dreamcast.
Other Interests
Christ, Lobsters, Steampunkery (any combinations thereof)

Schoolism Interview w Bobby Chiu (FAU + CDQ too!)

Schoolism Interview w Bobby Chiu (FAU + CDQ too!)

Hey folks! A few new updates from yours truly lately- some exciting stuff has been happening. Firstly, Bobby Chiu of Schoolism/Imaginism was kind enough to call me up for an interview! We talked about freelance and the bumpy road to stability- if you're struggling yourself and trying to make a go of freelance, consider giving this a listen: In addition to that, there's an interview with me (with some new exclusive art!) in Character Design Quarterly volume #8! I even get to share the issue with fellow Procreate artist and absolute iPad wizard, Max Ulichney! You can pick up a copy here: https://shop.3dtotal.com/character-design-quarterly-i

Other Places You Can Find Me!

Other Places You Can Find Me!

Seems like a good time to remind folks that, if you like my work and you're over on other platforms- you can track me down there as well! I post all over, and some of my most active accounts are elsewhere. You can find my art on: www.nicholaskole.art www.instagram.com/nicholaskole www.twitter.com/fromhappyrock and  www.artstation.com/happyrock Cheers! -n

Wingfeather Saga - Animated Short Film!

Wingfeather Saga - Animated Short Film!

" Over the course of the past year and a half, I've had the privilege of leading a team of friends and artists as the production designer/art director for a short animated film based on the childrens' book series: The Wingfeather Saga! It's been a labor of love, and many months in the making, but I'm proud to have a film we can use to pitch a longer film or animated series. Please give it a watch and if you like it, share it far and wide! If you'd like to see a collection of all the development work and character design I did for the project, check it out on my website here: https://www.nicholaskole.art/the-ruse/

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ManiakMonkeyHobbyist General Artist
Hello there, your art is fantastic! Have a wonderful day! :D
DanianooProfessional Digital Artist

You're work with colour blows my mind!

...the happiest of (late) birthdays to you great artist...may this year be a joyful and prosperous one...X3
BWGCQ1QstarHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy late Birthday! ! ! ! 
Make it one of the best birthday you make of it this year!! stay heatly and best wishes~~
happy DA B-day :3 MenInASuitcase Day128 - Happy Birthday Kao Emoji-16 (Happy Birthday) [V1]
Tribble-IndustriesHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake, the fangirls hijacked it!
SamArmoniaStudent General Artist
Party Happy Birthday, have a great day !