freelance concept artist and illustrator

Nikolai Lockertsen is a concept artist and illustrator based in Norway. He has worked in the film-industry and vfx since late 90’s. As a professional concept artist, illustrator, animator and matte-painter he has worked on more than 30 feature films, tons of tv productions and commercials. Among his more recent projects are the designs for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the collaboration with Netflix for the movie Troll.

Nikolai has worked in the film industy since late 90’s for various companies like Qvisten, Filmkameratene, Gimpville and Storm Studios. He has contributed to more than 30 feature films, various TV productions and commercials. At Storm Studios he worked as Lead ArtDirector from 2008-2015.

Nikolai is currently working a a freelancer. In edition to film-related art, he is also doing illustrations for book covers, children books, theatre stage-designs, promo-art and more.

In 2012 he started doing all his professional and private artwork on the iPad with the painting app Procreate. Nikolai is a pioneer in iPad art, and sharing as much of his knowledge as possible via his video tutorials here.

Teaching Illustration, Concept Art and Painting with Procreate is very important to Nikolai. He teaches at art schools, film schools and holds lectures and demos worldwide.