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Welcome to KnightmareArts

Digital Character & Concept Art Portfolio

I am a 2014 Animation Graduate from the University of
South Wales who majored as a Concept & Character Artist

My Story

UK based Character & Concept Artist

My name is Calico Maher, and my online handle is KnightmareMaiden.

The dream has always been to work in the video game or animation industry as a character and cutesy monster artist. I love bright, bold colours and heavy, well-defined outlines that make a character pop out of the page.

In my youth I was inspired heavily by the works of Yoshitaka Amano and Akihiko Yoshida, as well as the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki. The art of these three men and the wonders that they created is what spurred me into wanting a career in the Art Industry.


My personal Art that I focus on in my free time

My ideas & Sketches before they're finalised

Commissions & Collaborations I have worked on with clients

I'd love to hear from you!

Message me for commission, freelance, and job queries (and anything else!)

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