Nick Watson

Kanawha County

Drawing

Website

My goal in regards to my commissions and website, is to provide truly custom content, and make the ‘difficult to buy for,’a bit easier. Whether it be a humorous cartoon portrait, a comic strip, an invitation, a greeting card, or something completely experimental, it will be cherished more than a generic gift they get every year. I know the appreciation of a thoughtful gift, and I wish to provide others with an option that is highly detailed, personal, unique and memorable.
I can work semi-realistic, but my style often leans toward a more colorful, cartoonish look. I can’t seem to help myself when it comes to adding in unnecessary details, and I particularly enjoy infusing some humor or social commentary in my work when possible. I try to keep several projects brewing, in addition to two independent children’s books I am very slowly working on, I have entered a handful of fairs and really like that experience, the feedback, and also the opportunity to expand. It is very fulfilling to finally be creating, and I am more than ready to keep learning, improving, and challenging myself.

Biography

I was born in Charleston, WV. As a young child I often sketched and wrote/illustrated my own comics and stories. Through my teens and basically up until two years ago, I only sketched intermittently, and rarely created anything unless it was upon request from family, friends and co-workers. Aside from two art classes in high school, I have had no formal training.
My wife’s pregnancy, and the birth of my son at the end of 2015 seemingly sparked something inside of me. While I was excitedly and impatiently waiting all those months for my boy to be born, I began creating several pieces to put on his nursery walls.
In late 2016, following that surge of creativity, a long-term gig presented itself, where I have been freelancing for a robotics company based in the New England area. This opportunity is what ultimately set me on this path to remain creatively active. Since then I have drawn over 60 cartoon portraits for their growing number of employees, as well as several other side-projects related to the company. Aside from that, I have primarily been drawing, painting and digitally illustrating a variety of scenes, creatures, animals, and a variety of commissions.
I currently work and reside in St. Albans, West Virginia.

Other Creative Skills

Drawing, Painting

Nick Watson's Work

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