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Nick Charles

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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.


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Mar 08, 2018

nickcharles

Interview with Medical Illustrator, Peg Gerrity

May 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm by nickcharles

Peg Gerrity is a Certified Medical Illustrator with over 25 years experience in the field, creating striking, accurate visuals for legal, healthcare, and pharmaceutical market.... Read More

The Medical Illustrator

May 09, 2017 at 04:43 pm by nickcharles

I fell in love with medical illustration way back when I took a college course in Anatomy and Physiology. My textbook was quite expensive, but studying the imagery within, I.... Read More

Book Review: CorelDRAW X8 - The Official Guide

Apr 17, 2017 at 01:57 am by nickcharles

CorelDRAW X8: The Official GuideAuthor: Gary David Bouton Published: January 16th 2017 (12th Edition) Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Softback: 648 pagesDimensions: 7.4 x 1.6.... Read More

Corel's ParticleShop 1.5 Update

Mar 27, 2017 at 01:02 am by nickcharles

Corel's ParticleShop is a plug-in that gives you a unique, painterly advantage in Adobe's Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, or other Corel products. In essence, ParticleShop giv.... Read More

Review: Wacom's MobileStudio Pro

Mar 13, 2017 at 10:11 am by nickcharles

At the end of 2016, Wacom started shipping their newest mobile creative device, the MobileStudio Pro, which is the next advancement up from the Cintiq Companion 2, which I rev.... Read More

Book Review: Big Book of Contemporary Illustration

Feb 27, 2017 at 03:16 pm by nickcharles

Big Book of Contemporary IllustrationAuthor: Martin Dawber Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Batsford ISBN-13: 978-1906388317 The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration is a wond.... Read More

A Conversation with Ann Wilson of Heart

Feb 25, 2017 at 03:03 pm by nickcharles

Heart is one of my all-time favorite rock bands. From masterful writing, to stellar guitar work and countless classic songs over 4 decades. Add to that, the legendary rock voi.... Read More

Graphite Magazine Review

Feb 09, 2017 at 11:34 pm 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 11:24 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 02:25 pm 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 08:55 pm 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 02:49 pm 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 10:21 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 05:52 pm 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 05:48 pm 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 01:21 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 01:16 pm 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 09:57 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 23, 2016 at 12:11 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 02:02 pm 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