NICK NAZZARO

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Currently doing some character designing for my comic and these will be two of the main characters. Haven’t figured out names for them yet. Someone suggested “Max” for the boy and I think I’m fine with a relatively standard name like that. Any other suggestions?

Currently doing some character designing for my comic and these will be two of the main characters. Haven’t figured out names for them yet. Someone suggested “Max” for the boy and I think I’m fine with a relatively standard name like that. Any other suggestions?

— 21 hours ago with 16 notes
#Mars  #NASA  #Space  #Comic  #Illustration 
Drawing little robot dudes. I think I want to draw a ton of these, and make them into a huge pattern. What would I use that pattern for? Who the hell knows!
Any ideas?

Drawing little robot dudes. I think I want to draw a ton of these, and make them into a huge pattern. What would I use that pattern for? Who the hell knows!

Any ideas?

— 1 day ago with 18 notes
#Illustration  #Robot  #Mech  #Doodle  #Black and White  #Art 
sownnd asked: When you create art, is there a process involved, much like solving a math problem, such that, even if your 'creative spark' isn't lit, you can still sit down and make something following a systematic approach?


Answer:

I think in a few ways, yes. There are no absolute rules in art, but there are a few bullet points I like to hit when making a piece. Composition, balance, contrast, are all very important. I would say 3 of the most important. More so than actual drawing ability. I think this is one of the reasons crudely drawn work can still look so good. 

I sit down, create a good composition, and find a good color palette to stick to. Both can change, but those are good starting points.

— 1 day ago with 7 notes
#sownnd 
Anonymous asked: What do you do when you have absolutely no inspiration?


Answer:

When I have no inspiration, I draw anyways. I browse tumblr and look for pretty images, find out what’s working in them, and maybe latch onto that. Personally, I like to focus on shape, color, and texture. I just hone in on those things and draw almost anything if I can’t think of a good concept. Even if the end result isn’t great, the experience of that practice helps.

Plus, professionally, you have to force yourself to draw even when you mentally aren’t ready to.

— 1 day ago with 3 notes
#Anonymous 
strongindependentgamer asked: i loooove your work! i think you have so much potential but what i like the most about you is that you are like a normal person, you know, i follow lots of art blogs and stuff, but for some reason you seem the most human to me, like the most normal and that's awesome! keep the good work! also how did you get where you are now? (i mean, did you have support or it was all by yourself etc)


Answer:

Thank you so much! Funny you bring that up, because I often feel like I don’t reveal enough of my daily life and everyone must think I’m just drawing 24/7. I’m actually playing video games tonight. 

I’ve always had great support, but I think I’ve had that support because those around me see both potential and determination in me. I work hard and have always my parents behind me, my brothers behind me, and teachers behind me. 

Thanks for the question! And I’m glad you think I’m human! (I totally am)

— 1 day ago with 5 notes
#strongindependentgamer 

It’s Tuesday night and I’m procrastinating with some ask me anythings! Inbox me stuff and let me answer slowly as to avoid the pile of work I should be doing!

— 1 day ago with 1 note
#AMA  #Ask Me  #Ask me Anything  #Procrastination 

"does anyone else experience this, or am I the only one?"

Post has 50k + notes. You’re obviously the only one.

— 1 day ago with 6 notes

Today was the Boston Marathon. Very emotional day for thousands of people in Boston. Always an event, but after last year, it was really something special this year. I celebrated by playing tennis for the 1st time this year with 1 cute girl and 2 strangers. Will celebrate further by playing some video games tonight. Today was a good day.

— 2 days ago with 9 notes
#Boston Marathon  #Tennis  #Boston  #Video Games  #Steam 

Printing so much art! Let me know if anyone wants a print or three.

— 4 days ago with 19 notes
#Art  #Illustration  #Prints  #Digital Art  #Giveaway  #Digital  #Photoshop 

Art on display at different events. Always a bit crowded, huh?

— 4 days ago with 15 notes
#Art  #Artwork  #Illustration  #Gallery Show  #Prints  #Digital Art 

More heads and heads and heads and skulls and water slides?

— 4 days ago with 21 notes
#Black and White  #Drawing  #Doodle  #Sketch  #Heads  #Skulls 

Heads and heads and heads and heads in heads.

— 4 days ago with 9 notes
#Black and White  #Pen and Ink  #Heads  #Doodle  #Drawing 
Playing Left 4 Dead 2 and Borderlands 2

thenazzaro:

Need a 4th person. Anyone want to add me on Steam? Inbox me! 

Still need a 4th!

— 5 days ago with 7 notes
#Steam  #Left 4 Dead 2  #Borderlands 2  #L4D2  #BL2  #Video Games 

liberience replied to your post “Playing Left for Dead 2 and Borderlands 2”

I have neither of those game’s but I’d like to add you. O_O

Add me on Steam! I’m “TheNazzaro”! (surprise, surprise!)

— 5 days ago with 2 notes
#liberience  #Steam  #Borderlands 2  #Left for Dead 2