Nikolai Ostertag

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.

The Adventurer by Nikolai Ostertag
The Adventurer by Nikolai Ostertag
Elf Mage by Nikolai Ostertag
Elf Mage by Nikolai Ostertag

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!

Common Sellsword Concept by Nikolai Ostertag
Common Sellsword Concept by Nikolai Ostertag

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.

Honey the Badger by Nikolai Ostertag
Honey the Badger by Nikolai Ostertag
Pog The Beautiful by Nikolai Ostertag
Pog The Beautiful by Nikolai Ostertag
Niko has so many more amazing images.
You have to check them out at Deviant Art.
Niko is a freelancer, so contact with him for your next commission.
His website is www.nikolai-ostertag.com

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