New Art Updates

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the delayed posting, I've been a bit busier than normal lately (which is a good thing!).

Here are some updates from my recent past.

1. Templar
No, not the Black Templar painting, just standard medieval stuff. This was a bunch of fun to paint and was done for a private client.

There are also some videos available for this piece and a print will soon be on the way.
  • Live Stream:
  • Speed Paint:

  • Tutorial Video:


2. The Emperor Protects
Here's another recent commission, this time Warhammer 40,000 themed (surprise!). This piece was also done for a private client and was a real pleasure. I got to experiment with some new styles, paint warrior women (respectfully, I might add), and flex my Warhammer 40,000 muscles.

There are some videos available for this piece as well, I hope to release the speed paint and tutorial videos today if not soon (watch out for those updates).
  • Live Stream part 1:

  • Live Stream part 2:

  • Speed Paint Video:


  • Tutorial Video:


3. Faith is My Shield
More 40k stuff! This was not a private commission, however, and was created for Hammer of the Emperor, a new expansion to the Only War series by Fantasy Flight Games. You can read more about this upcoming release here: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=3782

I always love being able to share my "secret" work, so I'm glad this piece finally got to see the light of day.




I did receive permission to create videos for this piece (thank you, Fantasy Flight Games!) so you can find them here:


  • Speed Paint



  • Tutorial



I think that's it for now, but make sure to stay tuned for more updates. Also, I am still selling prints on Inprnt.com, you can find all my stuff here: http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/nicholas_kay/

If you are interested in commissioning a painting of your own, please feel free to send me an email at artist@nicholaskay.con. There, we can discuss your painting, pricing, payment plans, the mechanics of Geller fields and void shielding, the weather, or whatever you had in mind.

Talk to you soon,
Nick

Prints now available for sale!

Hey everyone,

I'm very excited to share that several of my pieces are now available for sale!

You can find them here:
http://www.inprnt.com/profile/nicholas_kay/

Here are the three currently available prints:








More art and prints to come soon, thanks for buying!

-Nick


Interview on DiceSoup.com


Hey folks,

This is a brief but exciting entry. My interview with DiceSoup.com is now up and you all can take a look!

You can find the article here:
http://www.feed.dicesoup.com/artist-profile-nicholas-kay/

Also, I recently finished my Hussar painting from the livestream. Prints will be available soon and videos (in addition to the 33 hours of livestreaming) will also be coming forth.


Best,
Nick


Livestreams and AMA

Hey folks,

I have some updates for you! I've been doing quite a bit of livestreaming lately, and I'd like to share them here.

Here's the current version of the painting I've been working during my streaming sessions- it's a futurist Hussar, based off of the Winged Hussars of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth in the 1700's. Of course, this is not a historically accurate piece, as you can tell by his fantastic mount.



I think we are about 30 hours into this painting so far (the livestreaming process tends to slow me down a bit) but I'm pretty happy with how this painting has come so far. I would like to do a little more work on the composition, but that will have to wait until next Sunday). I stream every Sunday at 6PM EST via my YouTube channel.

Here are the video recordings of the previous streams:

Livestream 001


Livestream 002


Livestream 003


Livestream 004


Livestream 005


Livestream 006


Livestream 007


Livestream 008


Livestream 009


In other news, I'll be doing an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) via the warhammer subreddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/warhammer) this Wednesday at 2PM EST. Hopefully I'll see you there!

Best,

Nick

SUPER MASSIVE BLOG UPDATE!

Hey folks,

So this blog entry is pretty expansive (and worth the wait!).

You can watch the video below for a quick overview, but please do read below for a more detailed explanation!






Announcement 1: The Clinic

First off, I have a huge announcement - starting next month, I will be offering tutoring services via my website.

Overview

http://www.nicholaskay.com/clinic.html

This tutoring program, called 'The Clinic,' is a one-on-one tutoring program where I help developing artists augment their current skills over the course of one month. Rather than work in a group setting, where my attentions are divided between several students, the clinic offers a student my complete, undivided attention.

The clinic is structured in a series of ten, one hour lessons with me. Each lesson, I will review the work from your previous lesson (subject matter will change based on student) and, depending upon your learning style, I will do all in my power to improve your artistic abilities. As learning styles vary between students, I offer many different structures for each session, such as:

-Live draw-overs and retouches in Photoshop.
-Question and Answer sessions via telephone, Skype, or Google chat.
-Technical and theory explanations.
-Whatever method helps YOU understand the concept best.

Each lesson is accompanied by an assignment to improve the targeted skills we are trying to improve.

In the case of more eager students, there is the option of working towards a 'final project' to showcase the skills developed over the course of the clinic. If this is the case, we will spend forty-five minutes of each session reviewing your homework assignments and the last fifteen minutes critiquing and working on your final project.

I will also be available via email for quick questions and concerns. However, I will mostly be answering in-depth questions during our sessions.

Application

In order to apply, please fill out the form below. Within the message, please provide a link to your current portfolio as well as a "wish list" of things you would like to improve upon (e.g. composition, coloring, etc). Please also provide some details about your expectations for the clinic and your personal history working with the arts.


Once a potential student has submitted their application, I will take a look at their portfolio, take their wish list into consideration, and schedule a meeting with them to determine some realistic objectives and benchmarks for their clinic experience.

Cost

In total, this clinic costs $500. If a student wishes to do several continuous sessions, we can discuss that possibility after the first session concludes.

Accepted Payment Methods

-Paypal
-Personal Check
-Cashier's Check
-Moneygram

Announcement 2: Facebook and YouTube Subscribers

In other news, we've hit some new benchmarks on the Facebook page and Youtube channel. On Facebook, we just passed our 900th subscriber and on YouTube we just passed our 4000th subscriber. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed! If you haven't already, please don't be a stranger.