Nicholas Ivins Art & Illustration

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Hello, and welcome! My name is Nicholas Ivins and I am an award-winning artist, illustrator, and graphic designer based in Southern California. I also do comics, but don’t tell anyone. I’ve been creating art since before I had the ability to form complete sentences (which I still have trouble with), and have made a valiant and misguided attempt to turn it into a career ever since.

My comic-inspired art and illustration has been featured in publications, events, and venues all across the country. I’m a visual storyteller and strive to create images that are bold and colorful, yet emotive and nuanced in their exploration of ideas. I enjoy exploring a wide range of subject matter, including Day of the Dead, vampires, animals, and more, all from an offbeat and irreverent viewpoint. Through art I want to communicate my twisted perspective on the world, and whenever possible, to weird people out. I apologize in advance.

Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries or questions. Or if you have anything else you’d like to say, I’m all ears. And a few other organs, too. That’s not a dirty joke. Just a bad one.

Hey, check out the smug a-hole who’s being featured in the April issue of Pacific San Diego Magazine! Said a-hole also illustrated the issue’s cover.http://www.pacificsandiego.com/2014/03/26/back-to-the-drawing-board/

Hey, check out the smug a-hole who’s being featured in the April issue of Pacific San Diego Magazine! Said a-hole also illustrated the issue’s cover.

http://www.pacificsandiego.com/2014/03/26/back-to-the-drawing-board/

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
Dropped off more prints, candles, and greeting cards at Tienda de Reyes in Old Town, San Diego. #tiendadeReyes #oldtownsandiego #dayofthedead  #diadelosmuertos

Dropped off more prints, candles, and greeting cards at Tienda de Reyes in Old Town, San Diego. #tiendadeReyes #oldtownsandiego #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos

— 1 month ago
#dayofthedead  #diadelosmuertos  #oldtownsandiego  #tiendadereyes 
Just restocked candles, prints, and greeting cards at Casa Artelexia in San Diego. I love this wood carving! #dayofthedead  #diadelosmuertos #casaartelexia

Just restocked candles, prints, and greeting cards at Casa Artelexia in San Diego. I love this wood carving! #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #casaartelexia

— 1 month ago
#dayofthedead  #diadelosmuertos  #casaartelexia 
Another piece of the mural project. The union wanted the art to harken back to old American labor union posters. They were happy with the results! #fightthepowa

Another piece of the mural project. The union wanted the art to harken back to old American labor union posters. They were happy with the results! #fightthepowa

— 1 month ago
#fightthepowa 
My first mural project ever for Palomar College’s teacher union office is installed! I love how it turned out! #palomarcollege #laborunionart #fighttheman

My first mural project ever for Palomar College’s teacher union office is installed! I love how it turned out! #palomarcollege #laborunionart #fighttheman

— 1 month ago
#palomarcollege  #laborunionart  #fighttheman 
Probably my favorite part of the Frida exhibit were the replicas of her dresses they had on display. Heterosexuality be damned!

Probably my favorite part of the Frida exhibit were the replicas of her dresses they had on display. Heterosexuality be damned!

— 1 month ago

"Marcos," 19 x 29"
Buy high quality prints here.

"Marcos," 19 x 29"

Buy high quality prints here.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#DiaDeLosMuertos  #dayofthedead  #sugar skulls  #MexicanArt 

"Rita" Candle
This religious Mexican-style candle features stunning custom artwork by one Nicholas Ivins.
Candle measures 8″ tall and 2.25″ wide. Wax color may differ from photo.
Buy them here.

"Rita" Candle

This religious Mexican-style candle features stunning custom artwork by one Nicholas Ivins.

Candle measures 8″ tall and 2.25″ wide. Wax color may differ from photo.

Buy them here.

— 1 month ago with 10 notes
#DiaDeLosMuertos  #Day of the Dead  #frida kahlo  #candles  #sugar skulls 
Revisiting one of my classics…

Revisiting one of my classics…

— 1 month ago
Coming soon to a bomb shelter pantry near you!

Coming soon to a bomb shelter pantry near you!

— 1 month ago
Mr. Muerto, colors in progress. #diadelosmuertos  #dayofthedead

Mr. Muerto, colors in progress. #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead

— 1 month ago
#dayofthedead  #diadelosmuertos 
Progress!

Progress!

— 1 month ago
Magazine cover illustration I’m working on.

Magazine cover illustration I’m working on.

— 1 month ago
New piece I’m working on. Once I’m done with the pencils I’ll color with markers, colored pencils, acrylic, and digital. #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos

New piece I’m working on. Once I’m done with the pencils I’ll color with markers, colored pencils, acrylic, and digital. #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#dayofthedead  #diadelosmuertos