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“We encounter art every day. It’s the creation of something new or beautiful that it keeps me passionate about my work,” says Nichole. “As Albert Einstein said, creativity is intelligence having fun.”
Her early inspiration came from writing to Disney with a sketch of Ariel when she was young and in return receiving a book on how to draw its concept characters.
“My other big inspiration is Leonardo da Vinci,” she says. “His curiosity in life and mechanics helped him create some of the most wonderful engineering marvels of his time and ours.”
1 Midnight Dreary “I was inspired to create a piece dedicated to one of my favourite storytellers and poets, Edgar Allan Poe. His work keeps you on the edge, is full of suspense and otherworldly oddness. I incorporated two of his most popular poems: The Raven, and The Pit and the Pendulum.”
2 Wak e up my Sweethearts
“I wanted to create a dragon in a way it may not have been done before. The idea is that, when a certain bell is rung by the village, the dragons will be born out of statues that mark the castle walls, and protect the city.”
Vrace “I decided to create my own League of Legends character to practise painting armour. I used MMA fighter Wilson Reis as a basis and incorporated a little Brazilian and Japanese design. I wanted the colours of the clothing to reflect Japanese men’s kimonos and some contrasting Brazilian flare with the feathers.”