He's a master at lusting up ordinary situations. His guys are hot, bearish, and adorable. And Nickie Charles's work seems to be popping up ever where you look (with or without his consent.) Nickie Charles describes himself as a "simple gay erotica illustrator." I'm sure after you see some of his work and read his responses, you'll agree 'simple' has never been more spectacular!
NICKIE CHARLES: An Insight
"Anime Music and the occasional J-Pop/J-Rock...and cheesy music (think the likes of Glen Medeiros and Milli Vanilli...don't judge me!)"
How old were you when you came out?
"Only just very recently if you can believe it."
Do you have any other talents outside of art?
"I can tell butter from 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter'? :P"
What single super power would you like to have?
"Shape shifting for sure."
What would you use it for?
"To teach those lousy people and bullies I see or meet outside...also to have fun."
If you had to replace your artistic talent with another one, what would it be?
"DEFINITELY either to compose music or sing...I can live without visual arts but I don't think I can last without music."
Which living person do you most admire?
"Yoko Kanno, Quentin Tarantino, and Hayao Miyazaki"
NICKIE CHARLES: Art
What part of drawing comes easiest to you?
"Everything is hard. Haha!"
Which part of drawing is the most frustrating?
"Perspective. Making the entire piece look coherent. Sometimes hands"
Is there anything you don't like to draw?
"Fan art. I ALWAYS think that I never do the character justice"
What tools do you use to create your work?
"Used to be Corel Painter IX/Photoshop 7 combo...Now just strictly Photoshop CS5"
Do you have a routine? What is your process when you start a piece?
"Draw a face first. If I don't like the face, I don't draw the rest.
I'm silly that way."
I LOVE your imagination! I think you and I see men in very similar ways. There have been times when I've seen one of your pieces and though "Damn! He beat me to it!"
But there've been many more times that my reaction's been "I wish I thought of that!"
How do you come up with your ideas?
I dunno...I just get them from everywhere I guess. I don't really sit and think 'Okay, I need to think of what to draw.' I have a way too many ideas and not enough time to do them."
Who were/are some of the biggest influences on your artistic style?
"The Capcom design team. If you haven't noticed, my art is very Japanese manga/anime influenced because I started drawing more 'seriously' emulating their style. Bara artist like Harry Bush and Logan Kowalsky (the latter being the reason I started doing this).
My coloring style is influenced by studying Hyung-Tae Kim."
NICKIE CHARLES: Sex
Top or Bottom?
"I'm at the bottom on my way to the top. ;)"
Sexiest part on a man?
"His sexy facial hair! What else could one ask for?!"
Sexiest thing a man can wear?
"Definitely glasses...or neckties"
Do you have a type?
"Yes. Hairy guys"
Spit or Swallow?
"It'll depend on my mood. LOL!"
Most over rated thing about sex:
but I can tell you what's UNDERrated - Dirty Talk."
What's your fetish?
Nickie Charles, Folks!
Thank you, Nickie for being so candid and cute! It really has been great to learn a little about you.
If you guys are worked up for more work by Nickie, check out his blog! You will be thoroughly entertained.
Make it a great week, folks.