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.
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.
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.