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Vacation time is over, time to do some art again :)
Feeling motivated but rusty :'D
Let see what's going happen, stay tuned!

- Niko
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Moomin music
  • Reading: Digital Painting techniques vol.5
  • Watching: Anime
  • Playing: Destiny, PS4
  • Eating: Lasagnette
  • Drinking: Milk


Niko Metsälä
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
27 years old
Graduated 2010, Bachelor of Design: Graphic design
Freelancing since 2010

Things I like:
Tattoos, candy, video games, skateboarding, golf, anime, painting, drawing

Contact: niko.metsala[at]

You can find me here as wellälä



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Ztocker Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey ya!!!! Be well. Good jobs! :headbang:
nixuboy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude, you too :)
DarkZID Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Compositions :D.
nixuboy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad that u like :)
pieyow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really enjoy your painting style and the versatility of your work. If you don't mind me asking what school did you study at? And would you recommend a Graphic Design degree or a different Major for an aspiring artist?
nixuboy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Mike :) I graduated 4 year ago as a Bachelor of Graphic Design. In a artistic point of view I don't think that school helped me. I just ended up working with some magazine doing page layout. BUT I can't say it's same for you. It really depends what you wanna do after graduating. If you aim doing logo designs or being art director, go for it :) If u want to work with games or do some illustrations, maybe there's better schools for it. Though nowadays there's so much information over internet you can learn it there. That's how I'm doing it. Watching tutorials every day and just drawing and painting all the time, learning through trial and error :D Hope this helps ;)
pieyow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks that's extremely helpful. I've been watching/reading online tutorials which have helped me pick up some techniques. I'm still struggling with backgrounds, nature, and clothing. But like you said it's through trial and error and just practice. So hopefully I'll get better/faster enough to do game art work.
May I ask have you ever had a mentor? I think I should get a mentor who can critique my works and give me pointers.

Thanks again and I hope you do really well.
nixuboy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha I don't know if I'm good enough to mentor people, because I'm still learning all that stuff myself :)
But I can sometimes share my thoughts on your work, just hit me with note or something :)

Thanks and likewise! 
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DARQUEknight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Love your work dude, the textures on your paintings are amazing!
nixuboy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks a lot! Glad that u like my stuff and I do appreciate that +watch ;)
foreverbluejeans Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank-you-for-Llama by KmyGraphic  Neko (Lennon)  Little Busters [V9] by Jerikuto  :iconflyingheartsplz:
nixuboy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing ;)
Lawli-Art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

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nixuboy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome message :D
Yeah thanks for having me :)
I'm looking forward to "working" with this awesomesaucetastic group ;)
Lawli-Art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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