My name is Nico Rigobello and I’m a fantasy illustrator from Italy.

Since I was a kid drawing was a big part of my life and my imagination was fueled by great artists like James Gurney with his Dinotopia book, Tony Wolf and Richard Scarry. Dragons, mighty heroes and little forest people were my daily obsession.

I’m a self taught artist who found inspiration from Tolkien’s books, classic paintings, 80’s movies and music, but my favorite source of inspiration is the part of Italy where I live: a land full of medieval castles, sea, mountains, forests and history.