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Winter for Widows. by Nik-Swift Winter for Widows. :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 1 0 The Adventures of Oscar Bug. by Nik-Swift The Adventures of Oscar Bug. :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 0 0 Mer Duchess by Nik-Swift Mer Duchess :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 4 2 Duchess of the Mer-Folk by Nik-Swift Duchess of the Mer-Folk :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 1 0 First iteration of 'The Space Pilot' by Nik-Swift First iteration of 'The Space Pilot' :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 2 0 Deep One Rises (left-hand view) by Nik-Swift Deep One Rises (left-hand view) :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 2 0 Deep One Rises by Nik-Swift Deep One Rises :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 3 0 Cthulhu Idol (profile) by Nik-Swift Cthulhu Idol (profile) :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 1 0 Cthulhu Idol by Nik-Swift Cthulhu Idol :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 1 0 The Space Pilot by Nik-Swift The Space Pilot :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 2 0 The Space Pilot by Nik-Swift The Space Pilot :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 3 0 Katja Dives with an Elasmosaurus (original) by Nik-Swift Katja Dives with an Elasmosaurus (original) :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 3 0 Katja Dives with an Elasmosaurus by Nik-Swift Katja Dives with an Elasmosaurus :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 2 2 Sarcopterygii Pride by Nik-Swift Sarcopterygii Pride :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 4 0 Love Your Coelacanth As You Would Love Your Auroch by Nik-Swift Love Your Coelacanth As You Would Love Your Auroch :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 1 2 David Attenborough's Fantastic Beasts by Nik-Swift David Attenborough's Fantastic Beasts :iconnik-swift:Nik-Swift 1 0


mesozoic curiosities by Swaroop mesozoic curiosities :iconswaroop:Swaroop 162 60 Incertain by MaliciaRoseNoire Incertain :iconmaliciarosenoire:MaliciaRoseNoire 202 111 The Witch by theDURRRRIAN The Witch :iconthedurrrrian:theDURRRRIAN 2,193 142 Fight by JiHunLee Fight :iconjihunlee:JiHunLee 269 21



Winter for Widows.
I've been playing a bit of Overwatch lately. It's a terrific game and if you can you should play it. I painted here one of the support class, the French sniper-assassin Widowmaker. When I first watched in-game footage I saw Widowmaker fighting in the Volskaya Industries map and presumed her to be a Russian. Whilst this was not the case the impression stays, and once I wake up Saint Basil's Cathedral is going into the background of this image.
Till then this is a purple mechanical spider Natalie Dormer standing in the tundra.
The Adventures of Oscar Bug.
I have been away for the last few weeks working on a commission for a comic strip about pest control. I used to work as a technician for a pest control company (ALPECO) where we exterminated primarily bed bugs and cockroaches using non-chemical-based products. My former boss has now decided to raise awareness to this system of extermination, which in no way endangers humans (unlike most sprays), with a monthly comic strip.
Here is page one. I have not uploaded the version with dialogue due to copyright (I'll check with my boss if I can publish online his completed comic) but I can easily summarise the tale so far.
Oscar Bug writes to his family saying he has survived the move from his old mattress home with his hundreds of friends and relations, despite his suitcase looking too clean. The flight was very cold but he survived, and he woke up in an open suitcase on a new bed. He was about to make it his new home when he realised exterminators had previously used chemical sprays, and he hides in the deepest part of the suitcase and waits to move to a new destination. But out of the gassy haze of the chemical wasteland comes a lone survivor bed bug. Her name is Claire. She's pretty great.
Gripping stuff as you can see, but if I get a paycheck I'll do most things.
Mer Duchess
From The Adventures of Doctor Different (which I mentioned in an earlier painting, The Space Pilot) comes an amphibious 'Mer.' I combined both amphibious, mermaid-esque qualities, with traditional conceptions of aliens - in particular the 'little green men' or 'grey aliens' of popular culture. The 'armour' is based off Dunkleosteus head-bones. The background was intended to be deep-sea with aquatic particles showing up in the light of some submersible, but it ended up looking more like outer space.
But is not sea much like outer space? The two last great frontiers? Think about that sheeple. The truth is out there.
I have been drinking.
This is the same image as I uploaded before, but I added some shading and made the background darker. Too much colour makes me feel too whimsical.
Duchess of the Mer-Folk
I dabble with free-hand digital art with the Duchess of the lunar mer-folk, Kasey. She's fun at parties.
Her ceremonial armour (for normally she wears like track-pants and a fashionable yet functional cardigan) is based off the bones of Dunkleosteus, a giant fish of the Late Devonian period.
First iteration of 'The Space Pilot'
Today (13/06/2016) I painted a digital image of 'The Space Pilot' (see link below). But the image of the 'Space Pilot' has been in my mind at least least since 2014 when I first sketched a rough image of her to take up some space in the corner of a page I was filling with scifi guns (which I will one-day publish in the 'sketches' folder of my account here). In the same year I sculpted this little monstrosity of anatomy. I made it because my father was having trouble justifying the sculptures he made to my mother, who thought the girls he crafted had entirely unnatural feminine features. And maybe they did. But I knew I could do better/worse.
At this small a scale I could not craft a face so I gave her a gas mask instead.
What a ride we have been on, Space Pilot, what a ride.

The Space Pilot



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Nikolaus Cox
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Journalist, artist, adventurer, all-round muddy person.
Just looking for love, social acceptance, a nice house I can call a 'manor', and a place to shamelessly promote myself until I become famous, just like everyone else.
Hit me up on Twitter, where fun can abound and we can harass celebrities together - @nikanddaniel


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Manga124 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
If you like my work then check out my new book- A Natural History of the Fantastic
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It's a unique 120 page art-book bestiary that includes the anatomy, behavior, and origins of over 20 amazing fantasy creatures, each interconnected through a series of recorded histories, myths, and first-hand encounters that stress the value of exploration and curiosity in the face of superstition.
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Bookworm-Ninja Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my, it's always so flattering when an incredibly talented artist gives me a watch :') btw, your work is really cool, i especially love the sketches, man are they good..
lookin forward to all the more awesomeness to come :meow:
also have a cookie cookie 
Nik-Swift Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw that is so lovely of you to say! I am flattered you consider me 'incredibly talented.' You're incredibly talented yourself, I've just been looking through your gallery again!
Thank you! I am glad you enjoy the sketches, I always wonder if I should upload them because they don't have that 'finished' look a painting has.
Hahaha I eagerly anticipate future awesomeness from yourself my friend!
The cookie was delicious. I am new here and don't yet know how to give one in return. Pretend I gave you a cookie. :D
Bookworm-Ninja Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*blushes for 3 years* thank you :'D
and there's the option just below the comment text box that says 'add media', if you press it and choose "emoticons'' and type whatever you want in the search box, you can add that particular pic to  your comments or in the description of your uploads, whatever you like :D
try it out with the cookie .. *waits for her cookie*
Nik-Swift Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha oh you :D Glad to have made a friend!
Okay let's see if I can do this...
Oh wow yay!
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Eostet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, your art is so weirdly cool, I had to watch
Keep doing you, bro :)
Nik-Swift Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha aw that is the nicest thing! That really means a lot to me, weirdly cool is what I am going for! Thank you so much :D
Eostet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
(Thanks for watching me back by the way :D)
Nik-Swift Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your stuff!
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