Sunday, March 22, 2009

FUN BIRTHDAY XTRAS! PLUS: TAKING COMMISSIONS!


Nico Commissions!!!!!


That's right! I'm taking CARTOON COMMISSIONS, folks. Help me survive in this jungle we call Los Angeles! Want something fun drawn by ME, just for YOU? Caricatures, cute girls, famous Hollywood characters? Contact me via email through my blogger profile, and let's talk! Prices will be determined by the subject and medium desired. (psst... I'm pretty flexible!)

Here's a just-finished commissioned piece that Darby hired me for. Thanks for the work, man!

More from the genius of Ben!! Below is Katie Rice and I, straight outta Ben's cartoon world!! He drew the roughs, but the characters below I inked myself, just for fun!

And, here's my contribution from a few months ago to the Our Hospitality blog... the theme was "target practice". So here's what I drew. Ha, ha. Ha?


SO if you like my art and want some made just for you, drop me a line! Okay enough business, PARTY TIME!!!!!

Katie and Luke had a shindig at their house last night!!! We watched bad movies (IMMORTAL COMBAT!!!), admired Ricky's long curly hair, and ate pizza and Katie's homemade world-famous sausage puffs. Deee-licious!

Also, I was in for MORE bday surprises! Take a look what Katie drew for me!! I DIED when she handed this to me.

How spectacular is this? Skadi drinking with my character, Debbie!! My knees got weak and I almost dropped when I held this genius piece!! Katie, you are too kind!!!

CHRISTINE!!! Oops, I mean, Miss Withers! ;) She created TWO fabulous pieces for me:

This is so much better-looking in person! My scanner is OLD and SUCKS, so all the colors here (not to mention that big annoying digital smudge taking up the left side) aren't doing these justice!! But still, I was completely starstruck that Miss Withers took the time to make these for little ol' me. Thank you Mama W!

Meanwhile, David Gemmill tries to hide the wrath of my camera.

Look here! A masterpiece by the one, the only, Gabe Swarr! This was a complete surprise, and I wouldn't ever expect that a cartoon bigshot like Gabe would be so nice to make something for a nobody like me! This RULES Gabe! I hope between gasps of air from being so starstruck, I got a chance to thank you enough when you presented this to me. In a fancy manilla envelope, no less!

Also, this is something Shawn drew for me LAST year! I just found it and realized I NEVER scanned it! So here it is, in all of it's 1-year old glory!! HAHAHA, THANKS BUDDY!

Finally, here we see Katie finally being united with her Skadi painting that Ben made for her! She LOVES it. In fact, they went to bed together shortly after this photo was taken. HEY-O! Too much information? G'night everybody!

15 comments:

Ben said...

I love the Clown commission! It's so fun and well done. Your art keeps getting better and better! The Mother clown is cute too!

Thanks for inking my stuff! You did an awesome job!

I'm going to say, looks like you had an awesome birthday week! Lots of art, fun times with friends and.... SAUSAGE PUFFS?! They look yummy!

And I'm super happy Katie liked the painting ^_^

Molly said...

You are so loved, Nico!

Everyone's presents to you are amazing and beautiful. Because you are amazing and beautiful!

M. R Darbyshire said...

Yes! Everyone needs to commission Nico! If you don't--- there will be consequences (all lethal).


Thanks dood. :)

How many birthdays can you have in one week?!

Kali Fontecchio said...

Yay Nico!

Love yer clown piece! It's very awesome!!!!!!!!

david gemmill said...

BOOYA, ALL THESE OTHERS MISSED OUT ON A MEGA AWESOME PARTy

MAD PROPS TO RICKY G AND SIB-SIB AS WELL AS GABE LINCOLN, KATIE KUPCAKE RICE, LUKE AWESOME MAN, JOSH MOVIE MAN, X-TINE STRIPED STOCKING BABE, KATIE AND LUKE'S CAT ,LITTLE R-DOG AND NICO THE FREAKO FOR ROLLING THROUGH TO MAKE THIS NIGHT


BEYOND MEMORABLE.


AWESOME


also mad props to papa john, aka daddy pizza for bring the pies with flavor.


BOOYA


IMMORTAL COMBAT

Shawn said...

Happy POST Birthday, buddy! It's the birthday that just keeps partying!

I love all the cartoony cards and stuff you got...Ben's and Katie's are especially great!

Good luck with the commissions, that's great that you're doing that! That clown cartoon is nifty!

Jeez, what kind of drugs was I on during that "Shawn & Nico Show"??? I forgot all about that! haha!

Bob said...

Happy Nico Birthday!!

I wanted to show you this video my friend linked because it reminded me of coroline

http://www.holytaco.com/i-hope-creepiest-thing-you-see-today

Niki said...

I been needing to draw clowns but I never get to it!

Also about the printer, it isn't being bad on purpose! it's just that it's brain is to cold and calculating (Like Dr. Manhattan, or god forbid, Dr.Chernobyl) and it counts happy accidents as mistakes. Teach it some love!

Leeann H said...

Yays, happy birthday once again, it must be awesome to recieve gift art in your visage! (It that a real word?)

Trevor Thompson said...

Jeez, what kind of drugs was I on during that "Shawn & Nico Show"???

Apparently, the GOOD kind.

:)

- trevor.

Shawn said...

>>Apparently, the GOOD kind.<<

Gin and jazz!

Katie said...

I'm glad you liked the card, Nico!! The clowns are a bit scary for me, but funny nonetheless! I love the drawings of you and me by Ben, too!! YEE we are cute!!!

Nico said...

thanks everyone! I don't deserve you.

Zach Bellissimo said...

Those are some great gifts there! You probably have the best birfdays.

And seems like everyones doing commissions nowadays, damn economy and whatnot.

Trevor Thompson said...

Shawn:

I like to listen to Nina Simone when I draw, but don't ever give me gin! I mentally become a Ripping Friend and get fightin' mad!

I'm the most loving, non-abraisive, peace-freak hippie-granola bastard ever, but you give me gin and it's like Bruce Banner turning into the Hulk. My old man's the same way. Something about the Thompson men vs. gin.

Yuck.

And, I can't fight. So that's another reason I avoid the stuff. Gimme some single malt aged scotch any day.

- trevor.