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Biography: Nik Ainley is a digital illustrator based in the UK. He has been producing personal and commissioned illustrations for a wide array of clients for over ten years. Nik is constantly trying to expand his range of abilities and is happiest when learning new software or techniques.
Testing the boundaries of creativity: I’ve always had an affinity for exploration and experimentation, which is probably why I chose physics as my course of study in college. I never expected to be an artist. When I began working with the student university magazine in 2003, it was my first introduction to digital art, illustration, and Adobe Photoshop. I soon realized that my curiosity could just as easily be satisfied by exploring the depths of the creative world as it was by exploring the natural physical world. I was instantly hooked.
I enjoyed the challenge of mastering a new skill, displaying my creativity, and, of course, exploring everything that Photoshop had to offer. Each software feature or technique I found led to the creation of a unique picture or design, which fueled deeper, more daring exploration of what was possible in the creative world. Some of my early exploration of how to use actions over and over again to create fractal light patterns even became one of my trademark styles. Visit his Portfolio