Tenth Fan Art!

TEN pieces of fan art! This is my friend Sarah’s second piece of Life fan art, making her the second repeat offender! This is so awesome, Sarah noted “slim thicc girls and Lale are on my mind”.

I encourage you all to draw some Life stuff too! People doing rad drawings of my characters is beyond rewarding. Thank you so much Sarah!

Please check her out on Twitter @star_skunk and Instagram at star.skunk, and check out her commissions!!

-Love Nick



Inktober 2020.

Inktober is an online art project where you get a drawing prompt every day all October long.

This year I had some specific goals in mind. I wanted to work on character designs with odd body shapes and stances. I  also wanted to work on my Moebius-style hatching using a pen instead of thicker brush pen,  focusing on amount, length, curve, direction, etc, of the lines.

I took a lot of inspiration from old toys and video games, particularly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys and Mega Man video games.

Overall I’m really happy with this year. I didn’t figure out everything I wanted to, but I certainly learned a lot just through practice. And the best part is having another personal little catalogues of ideas and techniques I can reference later.

-Love Nick.


Retiring Shirts.

Did you know I had a merch store? Well I do, but I’m going to retire pretty much all the designs right quick here. So if you were planning on getting anything, you should probably do it before the end of October. I’m probably just going to leave up the two logo shirts. 

I think going forward I’m going to make designs solely for merch instead of repurposing my comic page art. And they’re probably going to all be black and white because I only really wear black and white shirts.

You can check my store out here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/lifenecropolis/

-Love Nick


Inktober 2019.

I just realized I never posted an article about my Inktober 2019 drawings. With Inktober 2020 coming next month, I figured I should probably get those posted.

Inktober is an online art project where you get a drawing prompt every day all October long. 2019 was my third year participating, and to be honest it was probably my worst effort haha!

The first year I was trying to practice backgrounds and scenery, the second year I was playing around with heavy inking and character designs, and the third year seems to be a mix of character designs, freeform ideas, and general laziness. Some of the drawings were really cool (already used some of the characters!) and some of them were just trash.

It is nice having these little personal catalogues of ideas and techniques to look back at.

-Love Nick.




Ninth Fan Art!

Okay, so maybe this isn’t exactly fan art so much as it’s a birthday card, but since it’s still super awesome and because I’m still extremely flattered, we’ll call it fan art!

I got this fantastic birthday card from my good buddy Jeremy McMullen @Spocksevilclone  last year, which officially makes him the first repeat offender for Life fan art! Love me a good chainsaw!!

-Love Nick