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Image: Aelfur2.jpg   800x639 91064 bytes 2004.06.20

It's-a me! Again! Updated model sheet of my fursona, now complete with DYNAMIC POSES! Well, one anyway. See the weird shape on the top left corner? That would be one of the many different kinds of "wolf razors" that he (I) can produce and throw at annoying people.\r\n\r\nAelius Wolphirse Nick Hardin

Image: AeliusModelClean-CF1.png   1080x1482 140530 bytes 2009.05.01

The NEW Aelius!

I began pondering this a few years ago.\r\nSome may be familiar with my fennec character, Kaili. He began as an experiment to create a secondary fursona for myself. Kaili has since become his own character, and despite my being able to see myself as him, I always stuck with the wolf. However, there have been times when I've actually forgot that I have a wolf fursona and have been thinking of myself as Kaili.\r\nThe more I thought about it, the more I wanted to associate my character with that animal. I began to wonder if my hesitation to "become" Kaili was that I didn't see him as the "whole" me, but only portions. Aelius would have to radically change himself.\r\nI still love wolves, and Kaili won't be going anywhere. Same guy, different species.

Tags: model sheet fennec fox male cute  
Image: Aeliusmodelsheet1.jpg   396x700 48308 bytes 2004.01.16

Hmm... I need inking practice... and a paint program that doesn't glitch up everytime I try to shade or highlight my pics (hence the flats). Ah well, this is merely a model sheet of my fursona to help out artists that I commission and the like.\r\n\r\nAelius Wolphirse Nick Hardin

Image: Aeliusmodelsheet2.jpg   418x700 54889 bytes 2004.01.16

Hi, I'm Aelius Wolphirse (not to be confused with GSIF's Aelius Teneferr), your resident timberwolf artist. Yeah, model sheet part two, 'cuz I don't like going around nekkid. As you might notice, I'm still experimenting with my drawing style in hopes of finding one I can stick with.\r\n\r\nAelius Wolphirse (still) Nick Hardin

Image: AkoshaReturns-J2.jpg   899x675 115961 bytes 2008.05.29

Akosha Returns

Akosha was raised in these mountains since foalhood, and can withstand the cold quite well due to her constant meditation exercises (she's probably doing one right now, due to the solemn look on her face; she's normally quite cheerful and optimistic!). In fact, the mare seems to be quite an enigma because of that. Red and black motif with an intimidating war scythe, it still amazes folks that she's a noble, benevolent Sage.\r\n\r\nAkosha Terias copyright Aelius (me)\r\nBackground provided by Terragen

Tags: Auran Sage horse mare scythe fantasy sci-fi female tribal warrior weapon   [More Info]
Image: Arctic_Dragon.jpg   1032x708 64926 bytes 2001.12.09

Arctic, the white dragon. I used this as a second persona in an RPG (and because I wanted a dragon persona anyway). While most common dragons breathe fire, Arctic's the opposite: he's an ice thrower.\r\nArctic Nick Hardin

Image: Athena_Wildfire_I6-2G2.gif   520x1065 12568 bytes 2002.10.24

Here's the latest version of possible one of my oldest characters (second oldest in the R-Force concept), Athena K. Wildfire. Also known as Biohazard.\r\nShe used to be a weasel, then an otter, then a ferret, and then I finally changed her into the polar bear form she is in now. (had to change since her physique nearly defied all rules of keeping characters in-line with species realistically... not that it mattered, of course... heh)\r\n\r\n Athena K. Wildfire Nick Hardin

Image: Aurora1.gif   434x625 39087 bytes 2004.06.20

This is Aurora, a wolf angel that has been known not only for her ruthless tactics in slaughtering malevolent demons and vampires, but also for her cold-hearted bad attitude.\r\n\r\n Aurora Nick Hardin

Image: CaptStar-CF1.jpg   649x850 131449 bytes 2006.09.21

A bit too late for Talk Like A Pirate Day (even though I did this months ago and forgot to upload it here... oopsie), but here's my pirate bunny, Captain Star!\r\nShe look familiar? She's actually an ancestor of my other bunnygirl, Melon.\r\nCaptain Star is the widow of a brave captain that helped overthrow a corrupt admiral. In thanks, she became the captain of her own ship and privateer for the King, and now sails the seas like a mystical siren.\r\n\r\nCaptain Star Nick Hardin

Image: Dolphin.jpg   591x591 28659 bytes 2001.12.09

I drew this with a more freehanded art style (much like the bog dog sketch in my sketches folder). I got her done with this technique in half the time as I usually take with teh frames and guidelines. The face is still a problem, though. Especially her beak and eyes. And the muscles and breasts could use a little work, too... so says a friend of mine. And yeah, I know dolphins don't have head hair, but RL ones DO have a type of tiny hair on their beaks. And THIE hair on her... it's hydrodynamically designed!\r\nI haven't really decided which universe I'm using her in, since I got at least two for her.

Image: EmbioCFinal1.jpg   526x594 96395 bytes 2005.03.23

Here's my half of an art trade with Sugar.\r\nThe background was a photo I took during a cruise I went on; I think I matched the shading and highlights with it okay. Here she is, enjoying the afternoon.\r\nEmbio Sugar\r\nart by Nick Hardin

Image: Eruka-C4J2.jpg   798x900 160592 bytes 2006.10.27

Here's the next in my Ancient Sages series, Eruka Neshha. Akosha met her in a small village in an expansive forest. Before long, the young racoon had joined Akosha's group in her journey to the Eastern Kingdoms.\r\nMore to come...\r\n\r\nEruka Neshha Nick Hardin

Image: FantastaGirl-J.jpg   578x700 132217 bytes 2006.02.01

I've always been a fan of super heroes...\r\nThose who checked out the Anthrocon '05 conbook might remember this lovely lady. This is FantastaGirl, my super-collie.\r\n\r\nFantastaGirl Nick Hardin

Image: Fatima-J1.jpg   1117x1002 189821 bytes 2009.05.01

Mistress Fatima

Fatima is a character from Paul Kidd's excellent novel, Fangs of K'aath. Despite what first impressions may imply, she becomes surprisingly complex later on in the story. Not only that, but despite a lack of imagery of her on the 'net, her description in the book was so vivid in my mind that I just had to draw her :p She is mistress of the Shah's harem, having dedicated her life to the sensual arts as well as proving to be an adept manager of most other goings-on within the harem. Her unique fur color is a result of sorcery; being born with pure white fur (hence the pink eyes) occasionally results in one having her fur permanently dyed through magic.

Tags: paul kidd fangs k'aath rabbit pink harem dancer female Arabian  
Image: Fenicia.gif   512x804 47925 bytes 2003.07.08

This is a commission I did for a friend of mine (well, actually I chose to do it with her permission, heh). This is Fenicia, a character from the GSIF, in her civilian form.\r\n\r\nFenicia Cassie Foxx\r\nArt by Nick Hardin

Image: Fennec'sonaCen1.jpg   590x448 45207 bytes 2005.10.11

Here's a little something to tide you folks over ;)\r\nThis is the fennec-version of myself, a warm-weather variant of my fursona. Main difference is that this guy has a few added piercings to his ears and nipples. Yes, there's more in the pic. No, I'm not posting it here. NO, it's not porn (ya pervs :p ). Just some tasteful nudity that I do not care to post here (or anywhere, for that matter).\r\n\r\nCharacter and art Nick Hardin

Image: FWAfinallogo4_copy.jpg   800x512 77433 bytes 2004.04.26

I entered this for Furry Weekend Atlanta's logo contest, but unfortunately forgot to enter it into the conbook submissions as well just in case this one didn't win. Heh, well, it didn't win, and it didn't make it to the conbook because of my lack of foresight. Ah well, I can show it off here as a reminder.\r\n(oh, and the convention was a BLAST! I'll definitely be going again next year!)\r\n\r\n Art Nick Hardin

Image: Green2.gif   823x900 69804 bytes 2005.10.11

Here's a character from Sanny that I drew as part of an art trade. Apologies for the wait, Sanny :">\r\n(check out his gallery here at VCL: )

Image: iPose.jpg   665x740 39089 bytes 2003.12.06

Yep, I'm a poser *LOL*\r\nJen Seng, one of my favorite artists, accidentally started an entire bandwagon of paropy Apple iPod ads. I want an iPod, but I don't have one, so I guess I'll just have to settle for this. Or "iWish", hehe\r\n\r\n iPod Apple\r\n Aelius Wolphirse Nick Hardin

Image: JVcatsuitsAmyJadeAquaCFJ.jpg   1000x685 337390 bytes 2005.10.19

Here are the catsuit concept designs for Amethyst, Jade, and Aquamarine of the Jewel Vixens.\r\nAmethyst's outfit was inspired mostly by racing pit crews and pit models, as she herself is the wheelwoman and mechanic of the team. The packs on her legs are miniature tool kits that can be removed if space or weight is a concern.\r\nJade's outfit leans more toward her upbringing as a ninja.\r\nAquamarine is the techie of the group, and her uniform's "conservity" sort of reflects her own shyness during missions. Even so, she doesn't seem to have many qualms carrying all that gear, as there's never a lack of need for them.\r\n\r\nAmethyst, Jade, Aquamarine Nick Hardin\r\nCheck out the Jewel Vixens webcomic right here:

Image: Kamala2.gif   743x873 71848 bytes 2003.04.24

Man, I gotta start uploading more. Nah, I gotta start DRAWING more (I hate procrastination)\r\nAh well, this here is my anacoonda, Kamala. The pic was for a contest at L!'s Anacoonda group ( I didn't win, but at least I saw some improvement in anatomy design. Now I just gotta keep it up so I can get better before I lose it all.\r\n\r\n Anacoonda concept L!\r\n Kamala Nick Hardin

Image: Kantacoyink1.gif   665x731 35709 bytes 2003.06.23

My new scanner is great, except when it comes to B&W linework. That's why I'm glad I have Photoshop, heh. Here's Tempest's (future) lifemate, Kanta "Aurora" Douglas. Check 'er out (as well as many others) at GSIF Central ( \r\n\r\n Kanta Nick Hardin \r\n

Image: KibaArundhati-FJ1.jpg   1082x1030 237265 bytes 2007.02.06

Kiba Arundhati

\r\n\r\nOver three nights of solid work, this is probably my most detailed piece yet (I even did a faux-focus effect on the background =P ). His multi-colored fur pattern obscured a shadow experiment that I felt particularly proud of; you can see it better in my scraps ( ). Kiba is also my first African Wild Dog anthro, and the FINAL member of my ancient Sages group led by Akosha Terias. (more info at DA, too)\r\n\r\nKiba Arundhati Nick Hardin\r\nbackground by Terragen\r\n

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Image: Kinetica_I2-3.gif   313x550 24037 bytes 2003.09.18

Here's my latest entry into the infamous G.S.I.F. multi-fan team of the Extinctioners! This is Kinetica, a high-speed smart alec bunny with enough tease and attitude to spare.\r\n\r\nKinetica Nick Hardin\r\nG.S.I.F. Tom Lee & Nick Hardin\r\nExtinctioners Shawntae Howard

Image: MaiTaoKa-CJ1.jpg   700x913 102758 bytes 2006.05.02

While working on 'required' works like commissions and trades, I'll occasionally diverge and do some original art if inspiration hits. This pose and weapon set was heavily inspired by a pic of an anthro warrior from Steve Miller's book, "Freaks!"\r\n\r\nEnter Mai Tao Ka, my first red panda anthro and also one of the ancient Auran Sages in a new storyline I developed with I was hit with a massive wave of creative inspiration a few weeks ago. Her Auran power focuses on an extreme sense of total awareness - she will continually know every single detail about her surrounding and environment, making it virtually impossible to be taken by surprise or sneak attack.\r\n\r\nMai Tao Ka is Nick Hardin

Image: MikaouA'choe-CJ2.jpg   659x893 185761 bytes 2006.05.13

Next in my series of ancient Auran Sages, Mikaou also happens to be my first-ever attempt at drawing a horse.\r\nAs a Sage, his power mainly involves the healing of plant life and an immunity to most toxins. He's gentle and understanding, but a bit naive as well.\r\nHeh, I made the mistake of drawing his tail BEHIND his sword despite it looking like it should be in front (I wanted to show off the sword's design and totally forgot about the concept of proper overlapping) so I tried to fix it in the shading and shadows, making it look like he's holding the sword at an angle.\r\nBackground provided, once again, by Terragen.\r\nMikaou A'Choe Nick Hardin

Image: N'Tera.gif   507x598 22898 bytes 2004.04.28

She's been in sketch form for two years, and I finally decided to ink her ^_^ N'Tera, my shark girl, alone in a tempest of confusion and fear...\r\n\r\nN'Tera Nick Hardin

Image: Nova2.gif   575x688 76019 bytes 2003.07.08

And here's Nova, Fenicia's supervixen form. White-hot metallic firefox of the GSIF!\r\n(next shameless plug) Find her, Kanta, and many others at\r\n\r\nNova Cassie Foxx \r\nArt by Nick Hardin \r\n

Image: NS_-_Kamala_LcG.gif   725x1014 90545 bytes 2002.10.24

This species look familiar? Heh, if you guessed the Anacoonda, then yes. \r\nL!'s custom species has it's own group at Yahoo \r\n( \r\nand here's my character, the red-scaled Kamala, and I think she's the forth one to be made there and posted (L!'s first with Astrid, then Max's Coil, and then Shawntae Howard's Naja. Someone correct me if I'm wrong :) ). \r\n\r\nAnacoonda concept Aaron "L!" Larson \r\nKamala Nick Hardin \r\n (d'oh! I got Aaron's name wrong at first... sorry 'bout that L! )

Image: NS_-_Orca_swimsuit_(I).gif   626x869 67944 bytes 2002.05.09

Here's Orca, a killer whale - bottlenose dolphin mix from my "Hybrids" series. I still need to color her soon...\r\nShe's my third cetacean morph, and by far the best looking, heh.\r\n\r\nOrca and the "Hybrids" series copyright Nick Hardin

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