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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? 

109 deviants said $50-$80
89 deviants said $100-$120
82 deviants said $80-$100
59 deviants said $150 or more.
57 deviants said $120-$150
I used to average about 130 - 140 views per day on my page - but a couple of weeks ago I had 1000 + views per day for a few days straight, and since then its up around 400 - 450 views per day, everyday.

Can anyone shine some light on why that is? I didn't post anything at all.


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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!


Freelance Character Artist: Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division. Rooster Teeth's RWBY. Poots Kingdom Death. (2011 - Present)
Lead Character Artist on Rift (2010-2011)
Lead Character Artist on Edge of Twilight (2006-2009)
Freelance Character Artist (2003-2010)


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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BethasaurBaggins 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Heya fellow New Zealander (:
Your work is really an inspiration! 
I myself want to go into the game industry, to do video game character concepts and things :3
Did you take any courses at uni or art schools?
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Good day Mr. Hazardous,

I watched your stream of sculpting Miss Fortune ages ago and I was wondering you were planning on streaming your art again.
I really, really loved to watch it and of course am looking forward to all the good stuff you will show me, I can't leave your gallery without being amazed.

Keep up the good work, you're amazing!
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steevinlove Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hurry up and sell statues I need to give you money. lol
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LaughingGurl Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
:icontachikomaloveplz: I'm SO in love with your art!!! :heart: Meow Meow
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