When pictures of the villain from the first Star Wars prequel the Phantom Menace were released I was blown away by the design and presence of the character. Too bad I wasn't as blown away by the movie. Quite an iconic character though.
Tim Drake, the third ward of millionaire Bruce Wayne became Robin after his parents were kidnapped. He was later adopted by Bruce when his parents died. Then after Bruce died he went on to become Red Robin. Drama…
Duck Tales was one of my favorite cartoons growing up. Huey is featured in the foreground because of his red shirt and hat. I decided to include Louie in the background seeing as I had forgotten him during the green period of this blog.
Cliffjumper has yet to make a film debut in the Transformers, but was always one of my favorite characters in the cartoon series. He was voiced by Casey Kasem. He was also one of the only Transformer toys I had as a kid.
Niko’s Ink is a project—a formal outlet—to illustrate characters from pop culture (movies, cartoons, comic books, TV, video games etc.) that have impacted and influenced my imagination. All drawings are on a 2.5 x 3.5 inch card (trading card size), using pen and ink and created from the deep recesses of the photographic visual library within my head. The project is divided into quarters or periods by a color theme. In other words, characters are grouped and drawn based on their association with a color. The first quarter is green, followed by red, blue and yellow (approx. 90 characters in each period). Sounds a bit complicated but it allows me to create whatever I want and share it with you. Parents, please feel free to print any of them out for your children to color and collect. Any comments, suggestions or requests are always welcome. I hope you enjoy the journey.