Nikolai Glukhov Character Artist
Nikolai Glukhov
Nikolai Glukhov is a Character Artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by the video game and film industry, Nikolai creates characters ranging from fantasy to modern. During his studies he has attempted to tackle several styles that the video game industry practices; realistic, stylized and low poly. His flexibility shows his dedication to learn and adapt instantly.

Nikolai continues to play games and watch movies not only for entertainment but for education. To keep up to date with the industry standards, discovering new technologies and developments companies are utilizing to achieve a certain goal. As a hobby he studies nature and anatomy to make his work compelling.
Druid 1
By Nikolai Glukhov
Druid 2
By Nikolai Glukhov
Stylized Character (male)
By Nikolai Glukhov
Nikolai_Glukhov_Submission#10
By Nikolai Glukhov
Randall the Deep Sea Thief 1
By Nikolai Glukhov
Randall the Deep Sea Thief 2
By Nikolai Glukhov
Head model
By Nikolai Glukhov
Statue Torso
By Nikolai Glukhov
Hand Study
By Nikolai Glukhov
Arm Study (Male Fantasy)
By Nikolai Glukhov
Eye Study
By Nikolai Glukhov
Piggy man
By Nikolai Glukhov
Ivor
By Nikolai Glukhov
Creepy Doctor
By Nikolai Glukhov
Artist Statement
Creating characters is one of my passions. In my art I emphasize deeper storytelling through visuals. No matter what is thrown at me,I can always absorb and express my artistic vision through various mediums. There are limitation in life, but I consider them new and interesting challenges. I strongly believe Willem Van Der Schyf quote where he said once "If its not hard then your not learning."

While studying the fundamentals of game development, I took a heavier interest in character design. Expanding my studies and research, I've gathered an understanding and the grasp of what makes a character successful. I believe the believability of the story behind a character is the most important aspect of a design, because a character should be as real as me.
Stylized Character (Male)
Character Design
By Nikolai Glukhov
Randell the Deep Sea Thief
Character Design
By Nikolai Glukhov
By Nikolai Glukhov