There is something about Niko’s art that captures the spirit of a fantasy adventure for me. His images ooze with the atmosphere of a swashbuckling romp. Makes me want to read an epic fantasy or get lost in an RPG. With a talent for capturing that spark of fate, that moment where all the bets are down and the die is cast, he is a talent worth having.
Check out these character concepts. Common Sellsword Concept is how I picture the main character in my upcoming novel. Kettna is a disgruntled mage who is sent to join the city guard. The fighter in this piece looks more confident with a spear than my Kettna would!
I just love animals and these anthropomorphised character creations really inspire me. I incorporate beast races in my fantasy world, Oranica, and these guys would fit right in.