Nicole (or Niki) Portelance is a 3rd Year transfer student Majoring in Painting. Online, she goes by the username artiikii on (almost) all platforms. She did her first 2 years of her BFA at Red Deer College. Through going to that school, she was able to try out all the trades that fall under Fine Arts, though she prefers 2D art over 3D art. While her major is painting, the artist has come to enjoy most other sorts of 2D art; photography, drawing, and printmaking, just to name a few. She primarily does digital art but, alongside painting, she occasionally does traditional drawings using ink and alcohol markers. She finds it hard to detach herself from her paintings, even if she doesn't like them, but will eventually get used to it. Her main inspiration for her digital art is anime/manga and lately, manhwa (like Manga but Korean). She admires digital artists like WLOP and Ilya Kuvishinov and for her paintings, she looks to Jenny Seville and Oka Yasutomo for portrait paintings and local Albertan painter Samantha William Chapelsky for landscapes.
Instagram Account: @artiikii