I’ve finally gotten around to making an artstation.com profile. Take a look here.
This weekend I will participating in the Zines and Indie Comics Symposium at The Edge, Queensland State Library, Southbank, Brisbane. You’ll be able to find me on Table 62, where I will have my Concept Art Book, Sketchbook, Prints and of course Hilt available purchase. As well as all the great comic artists and zine makers selling their wares, there’s also workshops and talks, which are well worth attending, whether you are looking for insight or inspiration. It’s a free event running between the hours of 12noon – 6pm Saturday, and 12noon – 4pm Sunday., so hope to see you down there.
I’ll be appearing on Zed Games on radio station 4zzz (102.1 FM) tonight at 6pm to talk about my career as a video games concept artist, as well as promoting the RAW: Sensory show. To listen to the bluff and bluster, simply click on the following link:-
…and here’s the facebook page:-
The good folks at RAW Natural Born Artists have invited me to showcase my artwork at their next show, Sensory. The event takes place at The MET in the Valley, Brisbane, on Thursday 28th May, and will feature a couple dozen other local creatives from fields as wide-ranging as fashion, photography and performing art.
If you’re interested, click on the link below to purchase tickets, and be sure to select Nick Smith as the artist you are there to see. I can’t wait to see your smiling faces!
Yesterday saw the release of Defiant Development’s game Hand of Fate, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and I’m pleased to say it’s getting some great reviews. So to celebrate, I’m posting these character designs I created for the game, beginning with a slide show of my process.
Over on facebook, there’s an art challenge going on… Thanks to Barret Thomson for nominating me for this five-day Art challenge. The rules are you should post 3 pieces of art everyday and nominate another artist each day. Today’s theme is Hand of Fate concept art, and I’ll be nominating Johnny Rampant. Show us yer wares, Johnny! (Nick Smith – Art Nuggets facebook page)
I recently had the opportunity to create the cover artwork for Ashcan, issue #9. Ashcan is a collaborative project designed to bring together comic artists and writers, giving them the opportunity to have their work published for free in a print medium. You can pick up a copy from the Ashcan table (#13) at this weekend’s Zine and Indie Comic Symposium (ZICS) at The Edge, part of the State Library of Queensland, South Bank, Brisbane. I will be sharing the table and pimping out my comic Hilt once more, so if you’re in the area, come and say hello, and check out all the other great artists and writers that Brisbane has to offer.
Having just finished the first batch of card art images for the basic version of Rule & Make’s Rise to Power, I thought it’d be nice to present them as a set. These have been as much fun to create as the game is to play. I’ll post the rest of the art (which was part of the stretch goals for the Kickstarter campaign) when they are complete. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.