Hi! I'm Niki (I prefer that over Nicole), and I'm a digital artist from southern Ontario. I blog about things related to the arts, animation & film, anime & manga, food, video games, and writing. If you're interested in my design and animation work, I like to post what I've been working on here. I … Continue reading Welcome!
For the most part (there are a couple of folders I could check one more time just in case) the contents of my full-to-bursting external drive have all been copied to their new (larger) home. My old external drive has been disconnected. Because iTunes sources a lot of my music from the old external drive, … Continue reading Re: Hard Drive Problems
Last year, I attempted a set of Portal-themed Inktober prompts. This year, while I haven't selected a theme, I already have a couple of ideas to fill day 1's "poisonous" prompt (full 2018 prompt list here). Regardless, I may only be able to finish a drawing every second day (yet to be decided) because my … Continue reading Inktober Time Capsule 2017
August has been an utter hell. Between major life changes (my dad died on the 7th), making sure my apartment was 'clean' so that workers could replace all of the windows (during which time I wasn't allowed in my own unit), and the sudden failure of the hard drive (turns out it was just the … Continue reading Hard Drive Problems
To continue from last time, here is Abby's costume design sketch. In contrast to her "meh" attitude towards life, she has a lot of fun with cosplay and pays attention to the little details in her costumes. When she hits the convention floor, she's a different person: she not only participates but gets into character. … Continue reading Re: Re: Anime Transformation Sequence
Here is a messy sketch of Abby's civilian design. It's still subject to change, of course, but right now I'm pretty happy with the emotion (or lack of) in her face. It shows just the disinterest I was shooting for. Her hairstyle isn't too bland either, though it wouldn't be too difficult to maintain for … Continue reading Re: Anime Transformation Sequence
I've been obsessed with anime transformation sequences since Sailor Moon's original debut in Canada—which is, I realize, longer than my niece and nephews have been on this earth. Perhaps now is a good time to act upon the desire to create one of my own. I have here a written plan/to-do list for a transformation … Continue reading Anime Transformation Sequence
This is perhaps the most unusual dream concept for me since those fireball dreams (one of which may or may not have been posted here, I don't remember) or the ones where the president and First Lady made (unwanted) appearances. Those I'm pretty sure are due to overhearing the news and political comedy sketches from … Continue reading Flamethrower Dream