Nick Mertens

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Welcome to my blog and portfolio! This is where I post new work and the occasional update around illustration, web development and other topics.

The Possession of Silver by Corey Leigh

19 Mar, 2014

The Possession of Silver by Corey Leigh

I’m so proud to announce that my friend Corey Leigh has written a book that I’m sure you will love! The Possession of Silver is a young adult book full of pirates, treasure and a mysterious island:

Silver and his crew have stumbled upon an island, frozen in time. It’s an island littered with many a brave or foolish treasure hunter. It’s the kind of island that spooks a pirate, but certainly not Silver. He’s out for riches and nothing is going to stop him, not mutinous pirates, snooty girls, possessive captains, or ghostly apparitions.
But Silver will need all his bravado to reach the treasure and to uncover the secrets of the island and he’ll have to decide, is the treasure worth his life?

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Drawing in Progress: Boktai (Update #2)

7 Mar, 2014

Drawing in Progress: Boktai (Update #2)

Another quick update: since last time I have started working on the Doom-style lettering at the top. I’ve also added more lighting from different directions (fill light and rim light as I talked about in the previous post) and fixed up some of the darker bits in the light coming out of the gun.

Have a look:

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