Artist of the Month for January, 2018 - NIKOLAIS

gToon · January 1, 2018 1:58 pm

Tags: Artist of the Month, Nikolais, Photo-manipulation, Photography, Street Photography

Nikolais AOM Jan

sunburst take two by Nikolais

The Artist of the Month for January, 2018 is


Nikolais has been a member of Renderosity since 2003. He resides in Rostov-na-Donu in Russia. He is primarily a photographer with a very large gallery of works. His subjects range from street photography to nature and portraits. One specialty Nikolais has is retouching his photographs using digital painting techniques to create the look of an oil painting. He is a master of this technique and the many beautiful works in his gallery is testament to his skills. "Late Afternoon Tram" (see below) is a good example.

late afternoon tram by Nikolais

From Nikolais redbubble page:

“Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.” (Michelangelo)

The artist has a firm illusion that all the photos and 2Ds shown here are the landmarks he’s been leaving behind. He claims that he has no particular subjects to follow (perhaps he suffers from the lack of concentration) and prefers to focus on what (never “why”) moves him at a particular moment.

His art is sporadic, ranging from pure photography to Wacom Intuos 5 Touch + Corel Painter doodling. Some of his works here result from modifying his photographs using virtual brushes. He also states that each work presented here is closely related to the place and mood of the moment and should be treated accordingly.

Sonya by Nikolais

We want to congratulate Nikolais for being voted Artist of the Month for January, 2018. Please visit his remarkable gallery and discover this poet- with-a-camera's works.

We will be publishing a short interview with Nikolais in the coming week.

Visit Nikolais Renderosity Gallery

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Article Comments

UteBigSmile ( posted at 2:23PM Mon, 01 January 2018

My sincerely Congrats - Your Artworks are Awesome!!!!

beachsidelegs ( posted at 4:06PM Mon, 01 January 2018

Congratulations Nikolais stunning art my friend, Happy New Year to you :)

kenmo ( posted at 6:47AM Tue, 02 January 2018

Congrats, it is very well deserved....

kgb224 ( posted at 7:57AM Tue, 02 January 2018

Congratulations my friend. God bless.

wysiwig ( posted at 10:41PM Wed, 03 January 2018

Поздравляю, друг мой! Хорошо заслуженная честь.

Domi48 ( posted at 1:47AM Thu, 04 January 2018

I like your art. Bravo, I'm happy for you.

helanker ( posted at 2:58AM Thu, 04 January 2018

Congratulations, my friend. You certainly deserve it :-)

steve2 ( posted at 12:55AM Fri, 05 January 2018

Congratulations Nikolais !! Very beautiful work !

budo-san ( posted at 12:52AM Sun, 07 January 2018

Bravo Nikolais ! Very nice works! Congrats!

anahata.c ( posted at 12:18AM Sun, 14 January 2018

I just saw this...Nikolay, you are one of my favorite artists in any medium; and one of the most haunting, touching and transcendent artists too. You see everything like an ancient tale-teller---you bring out the mystery in everything you see, and make us feel it has links to something timeless. Congratulations, you deserve this and much more!

blondeblurr ( posted at 9:25AM Sun, 14 January 2018

I am over the Moon that you are being chosen Nikolais, so well deserved dear friend ! and CONGRATULATIONS from Brit ... A special recognition of a natural talent indeed !

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