Nikki the Art Student

Hi! I'm nikki, an animation major at pratt institute. This is where i post my work alongside the art, tutorials, etc of other artists. enjoy!


James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

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I read Neil Gaiman’s “Stardust” recently and doodled the severely pissed off and feisty fallen star, Yvaine.


I read Neil Gaiman’s “Stardust” recently and doodled the severely pissed off and feisty fallen star, Yvaine.

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Ryuko Matoi original animation drawings by Kill la Kill (キルラキル) character designer Sushio (すしお) in his 36-page Comiket 86 doujinshi SUSHIO4.5

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Verbena | Mountain Ash | Fraxinella | Wolfsbane

Finally got around to finishing this thing sjadkjsa. This was originally just going to be the humans, but then I felt I needed to draw Peter with Stiles and Lydia, because I am a horrible person.

Verbena for Allison because every one of the meanings I found apply to her, I think, even after her Face Heel Turn (family union, sensibility, sensitiveness, regret, pray for me). Mountain Ash and Wolfsbane for Stiles and Lydia respectively for obvious reasons, but also Mountain Ash means “I watch over you.” Stiles.

Peter’s may be in poor taste, because Fraxinella is a plant that during the summer gets covered in this gooey shit that is highly flammable. I COULDN’T HELP MYSELF OKAY. Also it has leaves like an Ash tree (which Rowan/Mountain Ash has too, despite not being an Ash itself). Plants, man.

I apologize for any likely inaccuracies with the flowers and shit. I remembered partway through this that oh right, I really hate drawing plants. Good job, me.

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FiTuSi sketches from last week, scanned and much better quality, as well as some new stuff~

Page 1: Stuff I’ve already posted. In regards to the sketch in the corner, Cora and Rita’s relationship obvs started off a bit rocky. Vampire Hunter + Vampire, after all.

Page 2: More old stuff. Trying to get down Cora’s mother. Business lady, loving mother, and badass vampire hunter. Bottom is Cora’s younger sister, Thalia. They have kind of an antagonistic relationship. Shrug.

Page 3: New stuff! Fluff, bed-head Cora, and Cora being mopey in the shower. Her hair poofs up again almost immediately when dry.

Page 4: Some more old stuff. Fluff, oh god, so much fluff. Rita likes Cora’s hair. Cora panicking more about the fact that she’s fallen for her friend rather than her new found sexuality. Suprise! You’re… bi? gay? does it matter??

Page 5: Cora being a typical teen. Trying to pin down Cora’s bff’s design. Her name is Katy Fujioka. She’s japanese and black. She’s also trendy and a bit flirty.

Page 6: Finally figured out Katy’s design. Her and Cora bicker like sisters, but stick together. They fought over a boy a few years back. He eventually chose Katy and they started dating, which put her friendship with Cora on the rocks. But on their first date, he made an off hand comment about how Cora was “so desperate for a date” and Katy immediately dumped his ass. 

Morning reblog~




First Look: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (featuring GWEN STACY, SPIDER-WOMAN) by Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez & Rico Renzi.

I really, REALLY like the look of this.

Me too. Damn, how this costume keeps growing on me.