Wesley Nike

Freelance Storyboarder, Comic Artist, & More

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Dredd style futuristic landscape
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Awesome!
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Burlesque Divas. TV Sitcom Pitch, Concept Art.
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The Smoke (Sky TV). Cast Caricatures.
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Marks & Spencer. Storyboards.
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Bedlam (Sky TV). Storyboards.
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The Conductor. Storyboards.
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Playstation. Storyboards.
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Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Storyboards.
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Spar. Storyboards
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Grandma when she was 21. Mum's side of the family.
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Grandma when she was 21. Dad's side of the family.
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Geronimo. Portrait.
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Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Nice work~G
Wesley Nike - Over 30 days ago
thank you!!!
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
:-)
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Al Pacino, Godfather Part II. Portrait.
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Said "Nice work Wesley~G!" to Wesley Nike
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Robert De Niro. Portrait.
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Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino. Portrait.
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Great Eastwood art here...love it!
Wesley Nike - Over 30 days ago
Thanks so much!!!
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Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry. Portrait
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Clint Eastwood, The Man With No Name. Portrait
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Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Nice work. Charcoal heightened with white or digital?
Wesley Nike - Over 30 days ago
cheers, love your work... very rockwell inspired, awesome figures and portraits. The Eastwood pic is all chalks, charcoal, pencil crayons... bit of tea flicked over the image. All traditional on this one. Cheers :-)
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Very nice, Wesley. It has a nice feeling of bulk to it.
Wesley Nike - Over 30 days ago
Thank you! There's an Illustrator I really like called Drew Struzan. Do you know his stuff? In his sketch work he uses these techniques quite a bit. I was inspired to use some of this style in my work. Check his sketches and comps out here,
http://www.drewstruzan.com/illustrated/portfolio/?type=com
I reckon you'd love his stuff.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Do you mean the great movie poster artist? No... never heard of him.. Kidding. He is awesome. He uses airbrush, also, right? Do meld the color pencils somehow? I work in oils, but I'm really trying to simplify my process. I've thought many times about colored pencils, but I'm uncertain about the process of realistic blending.

Danner
Wesley Nike - Over 30 days ago
haha, yeah I thought you would have, he's a legend!! Yeah, he uses airbrush and also pencil crayon on top to add texture. I think he builds up textures with gesso at the start too. I love his comps, and quick monochrome sketches for poster designs. He uses darker crayons and highlights with white and it looks great. I think if you look closely at his stuff, he doesn't blend the pencil crayons that much, but uses them to add a heavy line here and there... almost in an art nouveau style. Even in his finished work there's always a mix between very blended realistic areas, and then heavy, sketchy line work. I love the mixture, keeps the pieces alive I think. He uses acrylics for speed though... I imagine with the time it takes with oils, for drying, it'd be difficult to draw over the top. And not sure how that'd mix. I love oils though, not done anything in oils for ages... I'd love some time off to just experiment again!! Love your work mate, gorgeous stuff!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Yea, that's always the issue for me, too: carving out time to try new techniques and media. I've been trying to do that in the evenings while watching t.v. with the family. It's, hard for me at least, to take the risk of incorporating a new technique into a job for fear of destroying the piece. I'm committed to it, though. It is very competitive out there. Oils are great for a lot of things; portraits, higher-paying jobs- which are few these days, but for quicker jobs I really have to adopt some alternate means. I'm strongly leaning toward gouache.

Danner
Wesley Nike - Over 30 days ago
check out netflix. Drew : the man behind the poster... amazing doc!!!!
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Anakin, Star Wars. Portrait
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Comic Book Cover. One off designed for a private collector.
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Indiana Jones Illustration (Lucasfilm / MS Society)
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Updated location to London, London, United Kingdom.
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Joined the Portrait Art and Caricature Art directories.
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About Me:
WORK HISTORY

FURY (Film)
October 2013
Illustrator
Production Designer: Andrew Menzies
Production Company: Columbia / Sony Pictures

THE SMOKE (TV Series)
January 2013 – October 2013
Art Assistant
Production Designer: Paul Cross
Production Company: Sky TV / Kudos

THUNDER RUN (Film)
August 2012 – October 2012
Art Assistant
Production Designer: Paul Cross
Production Company: Freedom Films

GRAVITY (Film)
August 2012
Editorial Assistant: Stereo Conversion
Senior Editor: Richard Pring
Company: Prime Focus Film / View D

FRANKENWEENIE (Film)
June 2012 – August 2012
Editorial Assistant: Stereo Conversion
Senior Editor: Richard Pring
Company: Prime Focus Film / View D

STORYBOARDS & ILLUSTRATION
2002 – Present
Freelance Credits Include;
118 118, Kellogg’s,...
Location
London, London, United Kingdom