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Do you take commissions/collaborations?

As I work full time on my own brand private commissions are currently closed. Commercial collaborations are open occasionally & you can contact me via hello(at)

Can I have your artwork tattooed?

Absolutely! Just be sure that both you and the tattoo artist give credit (for example when sharing the tattoo in social media credit and tag me), I'd love to see your tattoo :) I don’t charge for use, but you can support my work by purchasing something from one of my shops, it really helps a lot ♡
Note for tattoo artists: please don’t use my art as your personal flash that you’re offering to your clients.

Can I use your art as my profile picture?

Sure, if it's only for a personal social media (and not a business). Just don't use my own avatar or my logos as those are reserved for my personal use.

Can I share your art in my social media?

Sure, if you keep in mind a few things: properly credit me as the original artist (for example in the description), don't edit the picture and don't use the picture for commercial purposes (for example as your business logo/avatar/banner, sell products made from the illustration or use it to promote a business) - all of my illustrations are copyrighted, Nikury is a registered trademark & using my illustrations for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

Do you license your work?

No, with an exemption of major retailers.
You can only share my illustrations, as long as you share them in your personal social media, credit me and don't change them in any way or use them commercially.

If you're a major retailer and would like to work with me, you can contact me via hello(at)

Can I make resin pieces using your art?

No you unfortunately can't. This includes making resin pieces and molds using my illustrations and also using stickers or other merchandise that has my illustrations on them to create resin pieces (even if they're purchased from my official shops), with an exemption of making resin pieces for personal use (if you share them in your social media, look at previous question).

Where can I buy your art/products?

My main shop is HERE. I also have these shops: Etsy + Redbubble + Design by Humans + Society6 + Threadless + Teepublic + Amazon (only Brand:Nikury popsockets & shirts! All other Amazon merch with my illustrations are fake!) and these authorized retailers: Punny Dukes + Hot Topic.
If you find my designs anywhere else, please let me know as they're illegal copies.

What software you use for your art?

When I draw on PC I use Wacom Intuos Pro drawing tablet with Photoshop. I mainly use the standard brushes that come with Photoshop. I’m also using a PS app called Lazy Nezumi Pro to make drawing smooth lines easier.
I also use iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. With iPad I’m using Procreate with both standard brushes as well as various brush packs from fellow creators. I’m also using Adobe Fresco when I want to create vector art (for example I’m sometimes using this to create patterns).

Which watercolors are you using?

I’m currently using mainly Schmincke Horadam, Prima Marketing and Holbein Artists watercolors, Schmincke being my favorite as they’re very vibrant and high quality paints that usually don’t granulate. I prefer to use watercolor tubes and arrange the colors to my Meeden watercolor palette. I also like to use Finetec Coliro Pearlcolors for shimmery details.

Which guache paints are you using?

I use Winsor & Newton Designers, Holbein Artists, Daler Rowney Designers and Royal Talens Art Creation gouaches + Holbein Acryla acrylic gouache and Shinhan Pass watercolor/gouache hybrid.

Which inks are you using?

I like to use acrylic inks as they have superior water resistance. My favorite acrylic inks are Liquitex Professional ink, Daler Rowney FW ink and Royal Talens Amsterdam ink.

What are your favorite pens?

I like to use colored pencils for sketching, Prismacolor Col-Erase and Pilot Color Eno being my favorites as they’re erasable. For linework, if I’m not using ink, I like to use Faber Castell PITT Artists Pens and Pilot Pocket Brush Pen (soft). Sometimes I also use Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, but I prefer the Pilot pen as in my opinion it’s easier to control. For white details most of the time I use white Uni Posca marker (PC-1MR 0.7mm) as they are beautifully opaque and fluid. I also like to experiment with colored PC-1M Posca pens + Polychromos & Holbein Artists colored pencils sometimes.

What are your favorite brushes?

I like to use synthetic brushes, my favorites being Jackson’s Artica White Toray, Winsor & Newton Cotman and Leonhardy 374 Super Star brushes.

What paper & sketchbooks you like to use?

I almost always use 300 g/m2 100% cotton paper (both hot and cold pressed) for my final traditional paintings. My favorite papers are Arches and Fabriano Artistico. My favorite sketchbooks are Mossery sketchbooks & Crescent RENDЯ No Show Thru softcover sketchbooks.

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Nina is a Finnish illustrator and designer living in the Netherlands. She graduated from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in business (B.B.A) specializing in game graphics. She now focuses on freelance work and is the owner of the brand Nikury®. She works with both digital and traditional tools and draws inspiration from nature, animals and witchy subjects. In her free time she enjoys hanging with her animal children and playing video games.

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