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.

As a boy I made bad school choices by choosing a school based on economics. Maybe the fact that I drew dragons and heroes in school books and notebooks every day without paying attention to my math classes should have given me some doubts, but it would take a few more years to figure it out.