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Nick Charles


By day, a mild-mannered Certified Pharmacy Technician working in a hospital, contrasting creative outlets as a digital artist, sculptor, musician, singer/songwriter, and Staff Writer for Renderosity Magazine. A Northeast Ohio native, who dreams of one day retiring to a small town in Maine.

User Since

Mar 08, 2018


Review of the Hemingway Editor App for Writers

Feb 13, 2017 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

We all need an editor. Sure, asking friends or family can help, but sometimes you need an impartial set of eyes to look over your work. Having someone else to catch those simp.... Read More

Graphite Magazine Review

Feb 09, 2017 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Graphite Magazine Publisher: 3dtotal Publishing Softback: 104 pages per issue Dimensions: 210mm x 270mm Paper quality: Full colour premium paper ISBN: 978-1-909414-41-.... Read More

An Interview with Krita Maintainer, Boudewijn Rempt

Jan 26, 2017 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

I've always held a deep admiration for the open source movement ever since I first stumbled upon the free 3D creation suite, Blender, many years ago. I'm just really in awe of.... Read More

Interview with Art Explorer, Barbara Din

Dec 31, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Barbara Din is an artist you should really get to know. Unafraid to push boundaries and to continuously find new ways of expression, she's dabbled in countless mediums and has.... Read More

Bill Plympton to Teach Animation Course

Dec 17, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Back in 2011, I was introduced to Bill Plympton and his unique animation work when I was given the opportunity to review the screener of his excellent feature film Idiots and.... Read More

Cineplex Does it Again with "A Balloon For Ben"

Dec 11, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

In a previous article, I had shared a wonderful seasonal short film from 2015, Lily & the Snowman, which was created for Canadian entertainment company, Cineplex. Well, ju.... Read More

Google Spotlight Stories: Rain or Shine

Dec 05, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Rain or Shine Directed by Felix Massie It's a perfect summer day in London; the sun is shining, the birds are singing, there's a spring in everybody's step, and Ella is det.... Read More

Lighting Up the Holiday Season

Dec 04, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

It's that time of year when you will see many wonderfully lighted displays for the Christmas season. From light-stranded simplicity, to the elaborate, meter-whirring grand dis.... Read More

Lily and the Snowman from Cineplex

Dec 04, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

With the holiday season upon us, I wanted to share one of my favorite short films for this time of year. This one was an advertising piece released last year for Cineplex, one.... Read More

Corel PaintShop Pro X9 in Review

Dec 01, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Corel's PaintShop Pro image editing software has been an affordable, and widely-known, alternative to Adobe's Photoshop for a long time. And, I would say as an image editor an.... Read More

FASEB BioArt Winners Announced

Nov 23, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

2016 Winners Announced FASEB is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition. This year's 10 winning images and three videos represent a wi.... Read More

Do You Know Krita?

Nov 23, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

If you don't know about Krita, you're really missing out. Krita is an exceptional, full-featured digital painting application designed for illustrators, concept artists, textu.... Read More

HP Unveils Industry's First-ever Mini Workstation

Nov 22, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Las Vegas, NV., November 15, 2016 -- Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. unveiled the world's first mini workstation1 designed for users in CAD and other compute-intensive i.... Read More

Chillenium Game Jam Video

Nov 22, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Chillenium Game Jam Texas A&M game creation 2 day event. 12 universities, 250 students come together to create games. Houdini is one of the programs students use to crea.... Read More

Illustrator, Joey Ellis, Teams with Director, Seth Worley, to Pitch the Leaky Timbers Show

Nov 22, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Leaky Timbers started as a 72 page, hardcover comic book, written and illustrated by Joey Ellis. The book is about a group of monsters who are residents of the rundown,.... Read More

Rumors of Pineapples on Venus by philsh

Nov 21, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Digital artist, Philsh, has been a Renderosity member since 2005. His wildly abstract and colorful imagery is always a joy to behold. His toolset has included fractal programs.... Read More

Pluralsight Introduces Five Autodesk Learning Paths

Nov 19, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, today introduced five new Autodesk learning paths: Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk Revit, Autod.... Read More

Renderosity 2016 Holiday Creative Contest

Nov 19, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Renderosity is pleased to announce the opening of their 2016 Holiday Contest! Submit an entry into any one of 5 categories: writers, 3D, 2D, Animation and Photography! Don't m.... Read More

AMD Announces Availability of Radeon Pro WX Series Graphics Cards

Nov 18, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Sydney, Australia. -- Nov. 7, 2016 -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the availability of the Radeonâ„¢ Pro WX Series of graphics cards, the company's powerful, new worksta.... Read More

Wacom® Cintiq® Pro Connects Inspiration and Expression

Nov 16, 2016 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Tokyo, Japan and Portland, Ore. - Nov.16, 2016 -Today, Wacom announces the Wacom Cintiq Pro line of creative pen displays, the Cintiq Pro 13 and Cintiq Pro 16. The new Cintiq.... Read More