Nikko Creates Awesome Artwork With His IPad


Check out this awesome stage-by-stage run through of the creation of iPad artwork 'Boat Trouble' by Nikolai Lockertsen aka Nikko. As one of the leading iPad artists in the world, Nikko also works as a matte painter, concept artist and art director in TV and movies. In fact 'Boat Trouble' looks like something from a SciFi movie and we really want to know what is going to happen next. Will the monster crush the village? We will leave the fate of the boatman and villagers down to your imagination.

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The planning and sketching stage

planning sketching


Sketching the village and testing the color palette of the image

sketching village


Positioning the robot and adding depth

giant robot


Adding a boat and boatman along with foliage and building details in the background

adding boat man



Adding more detail to the robot

detailing robot


Adding detail and depth to the image

adding depth


Cleaning up the image

cleaning image


Adjusting the color palette and adding a vignette effect

finishing image


The finished piece looks amazing!

boat trouble finished piece

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