In his illustrations Niels often works with a tropical theme. Drawing has always been a way to dream about places he has never visited. In them he can make the impossible possible. He feels like a film director when he draws. Niels works in a variety of analogue and often surprising techniques and media, making him an unique voice in the illustration world.

As an illustrator Niels sets himself to the test of presenting a concept or to communicate a message in his own unique style. In the past he has done this for a number of clients such as NRC, Het Parool, Dutch Design Week, De Optimist, Hard//hoofd, Tijdschrift Ei and bands like Charlie & the Lesbians and the Mandolin Sisters.

For inquiries and collaborations please contact: info@nielsegidius.com

the mystery lights + the colour collection

the mystery lights + the colour collection

      poster for their show @ Effenaar
      * COMMISSIONED 2020
Cultured meat

Cultured meat

      illustration for NRC
      * COMMISSIONED 2019
Amsterdam Amusement park 2020

Amsterdam Amusement park 2020

      illustration for het Parool
      * COMMISSIONED 2019
Monkeys

Monkeys

      40 x 65 cm, ecoline, watercolor and bister
      2018 *sold
Riverscene

Riverscene

      29,7 x 42 cm, ecoline, pencil and bister
      2015 *sold
Voiture

Voiture

      20 x 30 cm, ecoline
      2016 * sold
Papaya Paradise

Papaya Paradise

      40 x 50 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink
      2015 *sold
Where the ladies at?

Where the ladies at?

      29,7 x 42 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink
      2014 *sold
Facade 1

Facade 1

      40 x 50 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink
      2015
Balcony

Balcony

      30 x 40 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink
      2014 *sold
Spirit

Spirit

      29,7 x 42 cm, digital print
      2014
Fisher

Fisher

      29,7 x 42 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink
      2014
elevator

elevator

      29,7 x 42 cm, indian ink
      2014
Night rider

Night rider

      21 x 29,7 cm, Pencil | sold
      2014
Rocket flare

Rocket flare

      30 x 40 cm, indian ink
      2015 *sold
Insight

Insight

      30 x 40 cm, indian ink
      2015 *exchanged with Daniela Schwabe
Dog

Dog

      29,7 x 42 cm, indian ink
      2015
DDW x Drawing the times x ED

DDW x Drawing the times x ED

      During Dutch Design Week Niels drove around in a 'design-ride' in order to collect stories (and people) to illustrate. The goal, together with the Drawing the Times team, was to showcase the art of illustrated journalism.
      * COMMISSIONED 2017
DDW x Drawing the times x ED

DDW x Drawing the times x ED

      illustration for Eindhovens Dagblad
      * COMMISSIONED 2017
Mandolin sisters x kapitaal

Mandolin sisters x kapitaal

      Poster for Indian couple the Mandolin Sisters, made for their gig during Le Mini Who? Festival. Hosted and initiated by open studio Kapitaal.
      * COMMISSIONED 2016
Charlie and the Lesbians

Charlie and the Lesbians

      T-shirt design for the sleazy and infamous Charlie & the lesbians. For sale at their shows for just € 10,-
      * COMMISSIONED 2017
De optimist

De optimist

      Illustration for a fragment of a story written by Jelle Dehaes
      * COMMISSIONED 2017
Tijdschrift Ei

Tijdschrift Ei

      Illustration for a poem by Benjamin de Roover about fear and loneliness.
      * COMMISSIONED 2017
Hard//hoofd

Hard//hoofd

      Illustration created to accompany the poem The vale of rest - where the weary find repose by Linda Veldman
      * COMMISSIONED 2017
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