Nathan Cover

About Me

I am a game design major, and self taught illustrator and 3d artist. I am self taught in Blender, Zbrush, and substance painter. In my free time I 3D characters starting from the concept art stage to sculpting all the way to rigging and compositing. Any time i make somthing I always set out with a goal to have it be better then the last thing I made or I consider it a failure. I love browsing artstation and admiring all the amazing things people made as a way to inspire me and I am not afraid to try somthing new if it means the possiblity of my art getting better.

Featured Projects


3D character model

3D character model

Started in january of 2019, complete in late march of 2019. Started as concept art drawn in clip studio paint then taken to Zbrush to sculpt out the characters different features and objects. Retopology, uv mapping, rigging, posing etc all done in Blender. Textures where made in substance painter and photoshop. Compositing was done in Marmoset toolbag 3.

Laptop model

Laptop model

same model laptop that I use in class. Modeled it when I was on vacation with the laptop and could not figure out what I wanted to make. Whole thing was hand modeled in blender. Textures made in substance painter with edits made in photoshop. Compositing in marmoset Toolbag 3.

stylized ramen model

stylized ramen model

a small project just to mess around with making hand painted stylized textures. All the textures where hand painted in clip studio paint. The model itself was made in blender. compositing was done in marmoset toolbag 3.

Nebula is an interactive educational experience that is developed for the touchscreen monitor. Individual players create, design, and decorate their very own personal planets. From colossal Terra planet, to dynamically artistic Gas Giants, the player is welcome to express their inner creativity and show who they are. To begin, the player will first choose the type of planet they want to create, Terra Planet, or Gas Giant. In creating the Terra Planet, they will be able to paint a variety of biomes such as grass, snow and bodies of water onto their planet, as well as an assortment of mountains and trees that take their own unique form depending on the biome they are placed in. With Gas Giants, the player can express their unique creativity in an assortment of bright, expressive colors and patterns which are all in lively dynamic motion. Last but certainly not least is the scientific and educational elements to the experience. After the player finishes their very own planet, they will see fun educational facts about their creation. Nebula fuses fun and educational science with an astronomical amount of creativity.