About

Nimrais

My artistic pseudonym is Nimrais, I’m female, 27 years old and I live near Nuremberg in southern Germany. I share my life with my ex-stray dogs from Greece and Spain: Dina and Henry.

If you ask yourself “Why did she choose that silly nickname?”, here’s your answer: “Nimrais” is inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. It’s an Elvish word literally meaning “Mountains of the White Horns”. I love the books, the fictional language and everything about Middle Earth. Especially this word, so I chose it as my pseudonym.

I’m mostly a self-taught artist – I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil. I was always pretty creative and enjoyed not only drawing but many other activities like crafting, photography, music and design. I’m a professionally trained Media Designer and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design with a focus on illustration. I currently work as a freelance designer and illustrator.

Why anthropomorphic artwork?

I’ve found my passion for drawing animals way back when I was a kid. I grew up and live with dogs and I still feel a deep emotional connection to those wonderful animals. Also wildlife has always fascinated me a lot. In 2001 I discovered “Anthropomorphic Wildlife Art”, which is a blend of animal with human anatomy. This was the perfect mix between animal, nature, a bit fantasy and human realism for me. I observed and practiced a lot during that time. Around 2003 I slowly started to draw more and more anthro pictures until I was fully involved and began taking commissions.

Love for anthropomorphic illustration since 2001.

Publications

  • The Pin-Up Portfolio (2009)
  • Eurofurence 15 – 1001 Arabian Nights (Website/T-Shirt Artwork, 2009)
  • RARE 2010: An Unusual Anthro Calendar
  • The Anthro Art Anthology (2010)
  • RARE 2011: An Extinct Anthro Calendar
  • “The Wishing Tree” (2011)
  • RARE 2012: A Mythical Anthro Calendar
  • Eurofurence 18 – Animalia Romana (Website, 2012)
  • Tales From The Neon Phoenix (2012)
  • The Art Of Nimrais – Collected Works 2006 – 2012 (2012)
  • Heat #9 (2012)
  • RARE 2013: A Cultural Anthro Calendar
  • Werewolf Calendar 2013
  • Draw More Furries (2012)
  • RARE 2014: A Festive Anthro Calendar
  • Werewolf Calendar 2014
  • Werewolf Calendar 2015

Get in touch

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