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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? 

382 deviants said $50-$80
326 deviants said $80-$100
316 deviants said $100-$120
303 deviants said $150 or more.
176 deviants said $120-$150
Seems like so long ago I joined Deviantart and I wondered if i would ever reach 500k views on my page haha - here I am!

Thanks for all your support you guys n gals, I really appreciate it. Way more than I could possibly ever show you.

Sadly, I actually don't post everything to deviantart anymore, I have a lot more wip shots and whatnot spammed around on my facebook page and other places.

Im kind of going with whatevers fastest at the moment, and Deviantart takes too long to post anything now!!

Follow me in these places if you want to keep up to date with all of my art!





Thank you all - heres to another 5 years and hopefully I'll reach 1 million LOL!
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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 2012, Maya 2012, Photoshop CS5 Extended, 3dcoat, Xoliul Shader, Keyshot.

What do you do for a day job ?

I'm a freelance Character artist for Videogames, Tabletop Miniatures, and Collectible Figurines!

How long have you been working in the games industry?

Almost 10 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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SephirothBahamutKid Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, you're so amazing at this! I love seeing all these great video game characters I love so much, made your way! The Miku ones brought me here but I love them all, keep up the great work! ^_^
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OSTADZ Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
thanks for the fave 
RoseKouiya Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  New member
Ahh, wow! You're so talented in your work~! Hey, do you think you have any tips for starters on model making? Not a whole tutorial, but just a little advice? It would be great, thanks!!
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ignacioser0 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
mygod, your work blows my mind with your fantastic and cool and everything art oh no she didn't 
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Jarjarniks Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Hey dude, just fell upon your work, its fantastic, hope to see you return to livestreaming once again, I just follower your channel :)
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