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My Bio

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
Other Interests
Christ, Lobsters, Steampunkery (any combinations thereof)
Just launched a brand new character design course with Domestika! It walks through the concept art process from the very first sparks of an idea all the way to the finished, polished product. I poured as much as I could into this- color, volume, visual metaphor, shape flow and mind-mapping. I hope it's useful to those of you who are interested in putting your whole heart and human effort into non-ai generated art. Much love! -n
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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:
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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: and Cheers! -n
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Awesome Art Work Galleries Well Done 😎

I LOVE your art!! I just spent like half an hour scrolling through your gallery lol, and I love all of it, especially your drawings for The Wingfeather Saga! Keep up the awesome work!!

Hello, wonderful works! :D:sing::w00t::B:hmm::dance::handshake::wave::aww::strip::onfire:

Hello there, your art is fantastic! Have a wonderful day! :D

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