Nicholas Baker is an illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He draws his main source of inspiration from the wilderness that surrounds the city he lives in, and he represents it with a very special technique. Baker uses the technique of pointillism, and all his drawings are made up of millions of tiny dots drawn by hand.
With a great and immersive portfolio, Baker’s work features his astonishing ability and commitment. Every monochrome illustration includes an astounding level of detail, displaying immaculate shadow and light tones. From redwood forests to ocean waves to eagles and owls, Nicholas uses black ink pens and works tirelessly to create these magnificent works of art.
“Advice for young artists: I guess there’s a lot of advice I could give. I think the really important things to bear in mind are: focus on the work; if you make good work, you’ll probably be a successful artist. Don’t think about anything else. Just think about the work. Try and think about the project rather than the finished artwork. So set yourself a project and focus on that. The artwork is the residue of a process, or a project.” -Virgil Abloh