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I always take progress shots of my work at regular intervals. In the case of 'Templar', which took a fair amount of time, this ended up with about 35 different shots. I thought I'd show about half of them here rather than have them sit about unseen.


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Nik Ainley
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom

Nik Ainley is a digital illustrator based in the UK. He has been producing personal and commissioned illustrations for a wide array of clients for over ten years.

Self-taught, he first found his love for digital art while studying physics at university. He quickly found his interest in producing graphics on computer outgrowing that of his studies. After completing his degree he moved full time into design and illustration and has been there every since.

Nik is constantly trying to expand his range of abilities and is happiest when learning new software or techniques. He works in both 2D and 3D software to produce his images and especially enjoys the results combining the two can achieve. was first launched in 2004 and has since attracted over five million visitors.

He is represented in the UK by the Central Illustration Agency and sells high quality art prints with ClickforArt.

Nik is tired of writing about himself in the third person now and is going to stop.



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thehorrorzine Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
Hi Shinybinary. I will offer you $20 for the use of either "Stranger" pr "Mystic" for a magazine cover. I would need an image with no watermarks, and also at 300dpi.

My name is Jeani Rector, and I am the editor of the established, award-winning ezine and print magazine called The Horror Zine, which is found here:

Please let me know if you are interested by emailing me here:

Jeani Rector, Editor
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017   Photographer
Hey, you're still here! 

What happened?
CROBO Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
We want more! La la la la 

Had to think about your website designs after a year or then. Still freakin amazing!!
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
wondeful progression
officialmenez Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
i need some logo designs made how can we discuss more about the project? message me as I'm new here i nearly know how to work this site  lol thanks in advance
Victhor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for accepting my auto-submission to Winampers! (of
Layer Mask tutorial)
Artist9491 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Could you make me a logo? Ill pay you! I actually just want a font change not a whole logo done. My existing logo I love it but I just want a better font. I found this beautiful pink and green typography you did and I loved it.
Rosetine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
can I use this to my work?…
I going to write you are autor c:
Shinybinary Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, this is a commerical image produced for a client and not usable for anything else.
Rosetine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, I understand. Nevermind.
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