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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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Okay, wow...>_> Sorry for the lack of updates guys, it's just been....ugh. I'm not going to get into a big spiel, but the gist is (in addition to just being unforgivably slow) I've had hardware issues and at this point I'm not entirely sure when things will be flowing well again. The thing is last September I finally bought a nice laptop and a fancy screen so my color could be more accurate and not even a year later (July to be precise, I was working on comms till then.) my screen died a spectacular death and right now I am stuck with a 45% srgb gamut, awful viewing angles and subpar black levels which means I can't see what I'm doing properly and the colors will display horribly on other people's computers. The sad price of working digital and not being able to use a desktop because of back/eye issues...

I've already tried to order a replacement and had to return it because the company, instead of sending the exact model I ordered sent a 'comparable model' that was in no way comparable to what I actually needed.  (hence the shitty 45% gamut. I found and re-installed my original screen, thank god I remembered I kept it or I would have been out an expensive laptop too.) I've already contacted two other places trying to track it down and both told me, despite listing the model I needed as in stock, it wasn't actually in stock and all they had were the low gamut tn panels in. So right now my hands are tied. Anything I try to do in color looks awful and I can't 'make it look better' on this screen because it will just mess it up on everyone else's.

So for the people on my waiting don't know how sorry I am, but at this point in time I'm not sure when I'll be able to move on properly. Until I can save for a nice external monitor or until track down a replacement and finish the commissions I was in the middle of. In the meantime I MAY open black and white only comms because that's about all I can do at this point and I know 90% of you were down for high res color stuff. I'm sad. I haven't been able to paint in two months and some change and I'm getting rusty. ;o;

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what was going on. I'm doing my best to get things resolved and trying to get to the rest of my list (If any of you guys are still even remotely interested after this atrocious wait), but my resources are limited. I just wanted to let everyone know what was happening since it's been a long minute since I've said anything.
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Wow your artwork is amazing! =D
carol-colors Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
:cake: Happy Birthday! :cake:
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday my dear :) 
ManishaChan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
DorianPavus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017   Digital Artist
Nik, would you ever consider overpainting a render of mine?
There is one I really adore the pose and expressions of, but failed to edit it in any way that can be considered appealing.
Combined with your painting skills, this could be so, so good.
RaSen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Possibly? I mean it would depend on how time consuming it would be because that's sadly in short supply these days. :/
DorianPavus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017   Digital Artist
That would be fantastic. I'd really, really love that.
The image I'm talking about is this one:

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RaSen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That wouldn't be difficult. Most of that is broad surface shading. It's just a matter of finding the time. I saved the pic so I may fiddle around with it if I have any free time. Right now I'm finishing a piece for the Dorian artbook project and like three comms at the same time so I've barely even been on the net. X_X
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waywardbasementcat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
Love your gallery!  :)
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