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All of my favourites are there because ive hand picked them for future reference or inspiration. Im always on the look out for 'characters' and pictures that incite emotion, or depict a persona that will help me on my journey!

How much would you pay for a fully painted, limited edition, 12" collectible original female character figurine sculpted by me? 

652 deviants said $50-$80
549 deviants said $100-$120
546 deviants said $80-$100
543 deviants said $150 or more.
342 deviants said $120-$150
Hey Everyone!

Im sculpting a new toy, its a collaboration between myself and Deadman! Her name is Yellow Star and currently I plan to turn her into a 9" Collectible figure - the second one on my store!! You can see the latest progress shots of her in my gallery!

I am streaming the creation of Yellow Star from Start to finish, and you can tune in right here:

As always my Partner Layna will be in on the chat, and you can ask questions, hang out or just enjoy the stream!

I hope you guys like her! I cant wait to finish her off and get her into production!

  • Listening to: Drum and Bass of course
  • Watching: Shameless
  • Drinking: Soda Water and Lime Juice


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Jon Troy Nickel
Artist | Professional | Other
New Zealand
I'm just some random dude that likes to make characters for games!

Some of the games/projects I'm working on or have worked on include:

League of Legends.
Tom Clancy's The Division.
Kingdom Death.


What programs do you use to make your characters?

Zbrush, 3DSMax, Maya, Photoshop, 3dcoat, Keyshot, Marmoset Toolbag.

What do you do for a day job ?

I work @ Weta Workshop as a digital sculptor for collectibles!

How long have you been working in the games industry?

12 years now! Holy crap.

How many games have you worked on?

Gosh, more than 10 now I think - the most notable ones are Rift & Rift Storm Legion & Section 8. 2 failed AAA projects, Edge of Twilight and Stargate SG1, and then numerous handheld indy style games and small mmo's. I'm only including games I actually got paid to work on, if we count all the super indy stuff that I did with friends etc - man that number would be scary, probably like 25 - 30.

How long does it take you to make a character?

Depends on the character and the spec, but for something like Chun Li and working full time about 10-15 days give or take ?

Do you take commisions?

I'm always interested in projects and ideas - note me!

Are you going to be making tutorials?

Teaching is a very important thing, and as a student I would expect only the best master - so I dont think I'm ready. Too unrefined and organic in my processes etc, and I would hate to be guiding you down the wrong path.

Horde or Alliance?

For the Horde!!!!!

Why so many girls in your folio?

Girls are the best. ( See my recent journal for long answer )

Where are you from?

I was born in New Zealand - Land of the Hobbit, My mom is a native Maori from New Zealand and my Dad is from Canada! What a weird mix!

How did you get your start in the Games Industry?

I simply vanished off the face of the planet, stayed with my parents, worked crappy jobs and taught myself how to make game art at night, posted my work online consistantly - and continued to do this until I got good enough to get my first job :)



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TacoheadShark Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What program did you start to do 3d modeling with?

I find it so interesting, but if i wanted to experiment, where would you suggest i start?

Lastly, what do you use the other programs for? I don't understand the process you must undergo, and I wish to be enlightened if you wouldn't mind!
evilpark8 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
simply amazing!!
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zzMedVeDzz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, Haz. What is up with art podcast? Is it dead?
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DeathGod46 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello there :) Your work is incredible, I love it ! Keep it up !
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Korrdavl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Hey, why don't you sell some of these as 3D Printed statues?

I'd pay 200Euro for a Wet Nurse, for example.

Such curves, not seen very much anywhere else.
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