Category Archives: Me and stuff

Preparing for an Art Exhibition

Hi all! Exciting times. On sunday the participants of the watercolour course which I took this year are having an art exhibition that lasts for three weeks. The exhibition will be held at “Galleria Villisika” in Espoo, Finland. My work

Preparing for an Art Exhibition

Hi all! Exciting times. On sunday the participants of the watercolour course which I took this year are having an art exhibition that lasts for three weeks. The exhibition will be held at “Galleria Villisika” in Espoo, Finland. My work

Awesome Australia!

Hi all! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, we went on a three week trip to Australia. It took me a while to go through all the pics since there are LOTS of them. Our trip included

Awesome Australia!

Hi all! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, we went on a three week trip to Australia. It took me a while to go through all the pics since there are LOTS of them. Our trip included

LEGO Skull

Hi all! Decided to try out something different this time. One of my older sketches found a new life through this LEGO art. The LEGO’s used in this skull date back to the 80’s when I was a kid –

LEGO Skull

Hi all! Decided to try out something different this time. One of my older sketches found a new life through this LEGO art. The LEGO’s used in this skull date back to the 80’s when I was a kid –

40.000 Views!

Wow! Today my blog has hit a staggering 40.000 views in total! It feels really amazing and I can’t thank enough for the interest people have taken in my art. The support I’ve gotten from friends, followers and fellow bloggers

40.000 Views!

Wow! Today my blog has hit a staggering 40.000 views in total! It feels really amazing and I can’t thank enough for the interest people have taken in my art. The support I’ve gotten from friends, followers and fellow bloggers

Memories 2014

Hi! Happy New Year folks! Here’s a collection of photos showing what happened in my life during the year 2014. They are not in chronological order but I added a small caption to give a sense of what goes on

Memories 2014

Hi! Happy New Year folks! Here’s a collection of photos showing what happened in my life during the year 2014. They are not in chronological order but I added a small caption to give a sense of what goes on

Featuring on Monde Mosaic!

Hi all! My work is featuring on Monde Mosaic’s blog! Monde Mosaic is a melting pot for artists, illustrators and photographers. They are active in promoting the work of rising artists from around the world. I was really happy that they

Featuring on Monde Mosaic!

Hi all! My work is featuring on Monde Mosaic’s blog! Monde Mosaic is a melting pot for artists, illustrators and photographers. They are active in promoting the work of rising artists from around the world. I was really happy that they

Stickerbomb Skull T-shirts!

Hi all! The Stickerbomb crew has made a series of T-shirts with skull themes and my design is one of them! There are five designs all together. Go and get your own at: http://www.stickerbombworld.com/collections/t-shirts/products/jolly-skull-tee  

Stickerbomb Skull T-shirts!

Hi all! The Stickerbomb crew has made a series of T-shirts with skull themes and my design is one of them! There are five designs all together. Go and get your own at: http://www.stickerbombworld.com/collections/t-shirts/products/jolly-skull-tee  

Tabulaland Pop-Up Exhibition

Hi everyone! I went to an art exhibition opening this week. It was organized by Tabulaland, a Finnish online art store and artist collective. I am really happy that these kind of collectives are emerging because they can help rising

Tabulaland Pop-Up Exhibition

Hi everyone! I went to an art exhibition opening this week. It was organized by Tabulaland, a Finnish online art store and artist collective. I am really happy that these kind of collectives are emerging because they can help rising

Stickerbomb Skulls Book

Hi! I finally have copies of the new Stickerbomb Skulls book! Unwrapping it was a really exciting moment. I just couldn’t wait to see what kind of skull art other artists around the world had come up with. And of

Stickerbomb Skulls Book

Hi! I finally have copies of the new Stickerbomb Skulls book! Unwrapping it was a really exciting moment. I just couldn’t wait to see what kind of skull art other artists around the world had come up with. And of

Stickerbomb Skulls + Art Exhibition in Singapore

Hi all! I received some pictures from the Stickerbomb Skulls book launch party + art exhibition that was held in Singapore’s Kult Gallery on the first of August. I was told that the night was a great success and that the Singapore crowd

Stickerbomb Skulls + Art Exhibition in Singapore

Hi all! I received some pictures from the Stickerbomb Skulls book launch party + art exhibition that was held in Singapore’s Kult Gallery on the first of August. I was told that the night was a great success and that the Singapore crowd

Stickerbomb Skulls + Art Exhibition In Singapore

Hi all! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, my illustrations are going to be published in the next Stickerbomb book. There is going to be a launch party + art exhibition 1st of August in Singapore. I

Stickerbomb Skulls + Art Exhibition In Singapore

Hi all! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, my illustrations are going to be published in the next Stickerbomb book. There is going to be a launch party + art exhibition 1st of August in Singapore. I

Featuring in Soi Magazine!

Hi! I was asked to do an interview for SRK’s Soi Magazine that is published online. SRK Media has a book series called “Stickerbomb” that has been sold in book stores and gift shops around the world. That’s not all.. my

Featuring in Soi Magazine!

Hi! I was asked to do an interview for SRK’s Soi Magazine that is published online. SRK Media has a book series called “Stickerbomb” that has been sold in book stores and gift shops around the world. That’s not all.. my

Painting Day & Pop-Up Exhibition

Hi! Yesterday was the Day of Fine Arts (Kuvataiteen päivä) here in Finland to celebrate the birthday of Finnish painter, Helene Schjerfbeck. I participated in a water colour painting event that was organized around Helsinki. Our group went to Seurasaari Island

Painting Day & Pop-Up Exhibition

Hi! Yesterday was the Day of Fine Arts (Kuvataiteen päivä) here in Finland to celebrate the birthday of Finnish painter, Helene Schjerfbeck. I participated in a water colour painting event that was organized around Helsinki. Our group went to Seurasaari Island

Prints for an Art Exhibition!

Hi all! Just got a batch of quality art prints! I was really happy to see how they turned out. The reason why I ordered them is that they are going to be featured in an art exhibition taking place

Prints for an Art Exhibition!

Hi all! Just got a batch of quality art prints! I was really happy to see how they turned out. The reason why I ordered them is that they are going to be featured in an art exhibition taking place

My illustrations on TV!

Hi all! I was asked to do character design for a charity organization here in Finland. The charity is called Pieni Ele (direct translation: “Small Gesture”). They collect funds for 18 different handicap and health organizations. My job was to

My illustrations on TV!

Hi all! I was asked to do character design for a charity organization here in Finland. The charity is called Pieni Ele (direct translation: “Small Gesture”). They collect funds for 18 different handicap and health organizations. My job was to

30.000 views!

Hi all! Wow, 30.000 views so far! Thank you all followers and friends for taking an interest in my art. There is more to come. :) -Micke Ps. made this little drawing in my sketchbook to celebrate the occasion.

30.000 views!

Hi all! Wow, 30.000 views so far! Thank you all followers and friends for taking an interest in my art. There is more to come. :) -Micke Ps. made this little drawing in my sketchbook to celebrate the occasion.

Inspiring Barcelona!

Hola! Last week we visited Barcelona and I can say that it is truly an inspiring city! During our “mini-vacation” we got to see a lot of architecture, museums and other nice parts of the city. We also got to

Inspiring Barcelona!

Hola! Last week we visited Barcelona and I can say that it is truly an inspiring city! During our “mini-vacation” we got to see a lot of architecture, museums and other nice parts of the city. We also got to

Memories from 2013

Happy New Year! I want to share some small moments from the year 2013 in form of a photo gallery (with a small caption in each photo). They are in a somewhat chronological order. :)

Memories from 2013

Happy New Year! I want to share some small moments from the year 2013 in form of a photo gallery (with a small caption in each photo). They are in a somewhat chronological order. :)

Artzy Xmas!

Merry Xmas everyone! Relax, eat well and spend time with your family. That’s at least what I’m going to do the next few days. :) -Micke Ps. this illustration also features here: http://instagram.com/bombstagram Ps. Ps. order christmas cards to send to

Artzy Xmas!

Merry Xmas everyone! Relax, eat well and spend time with your family. That’s at least what I’m going to do the next few days. :) -Micke Ps. this illustration also features here: http://instagram.com/bombstagram Ps. Ps. order christmas cards to send to

Mickey in London (on location)

Hi! Mickey has made his way to London this time. This is among the most typical tourist photos to be taken from here, but anyway, here he is once again. :) -M

Mickey in London (on location)

Hi! Mickey has made his way to London this time. This is among the most typical tourist photos to be taken from here, but anyway, here he is once again. :) -M

Learning new things: More Water Colour work

Hi all! Here’s a few more water colour pieces I’ve made during the course that started in September this year. :) The winter-themed one with the road is still in progress. Need to enhance the trees at the front a bit.

Learning new things: More Water Colour work

Hi all! Here’s a few more water colour pieces I’ve made during the course that started in September this year. :) The winter-themed one with the road is still in progress. Need to enhance the trees at the front a bit.

Learning new things: Water Colours

Hi all! I started taking water colour lessons about six weeks ago. Every two weeks there’s an evening filled with learning more about the methods in making this fine area of art. I can tell you this is something that

Learning new things: Water Colours

Hi all! I started taking water colour lessons about six weeks ago. Every two weeks there’s an evening filled with learning more about the methods in making this fine area of art. I can tell you this is something that

20.000 views!

Wow! :) 20.000 thanks to all followers, friends and fellow bloggers for checking out my Artzy stuff! -Micke

20.000 views!

Wow! :) 20.000 thanks to all followers, friends and fellow bloggers for checking out my Artzy stuff! -Micke

Slovakia Road Trip (on location)

Wow, what a road trip! We came to Slovakia through Vienna on tuesday this week. We came here to visit a friend of mine and to get to know the country a bit. On the first day we strolled around

Slovakia Road Trip (on location)

Wow, what a road trip! We came to Slovakia through Vienna on tuesday this week. We came here to visit a friend of mine and to get to know the country a bit. On the first day we strolled around

Summer Man (self-portrait)

Black pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop. This one is based on a photo taken this summer. Decided to draw a “kind of self-portrait” while suffering a slight lack of inspiration. :) -Micke

Summer Man (self-portrait)

Black pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop. This one is based on a photo taken this summer. Decided to draw a “kind of self-portrait” while suffering a slight lack of inspiration. :) -Micke

Last day on Thasos (on location)

Hi again! This is the last day we’ll be staying on the beautiful island of Thasos (or Thassos). It’s been a totally perfect holiday. Mainly just chilling out and enjoying the Greek atmosphere, beautiful nature (above and under water) and

Last day on Thasos (on location)

Hi again! This is the last day we’ll be staying on the beautiful island of Thasos (or Thassos). It’s been a totally perfect holiday. Mainly just chilling out and enjoying the Greek atmosphere, beautiful nature (above and under water) and

Pebble Skull

I got this idea today after spotting a lot of white pebbles on the beach here on Thasos. The colour white = Skull (of course). ;) This one is far from what I usually post but anyway… To continue the

Pebble Skull

I got this idea today after spotting a lot of white pebbles on the beach here on Thasos. The colour white = Skull (of course). ;) This one is far from what I usually post but anyway… To continue the

Thasos, Greece “snapshots” (On location)

Greetings from Thasos, Greece! We’ve been here for more than a week now and have had a really nice time getting to know the place. Since I have my laptop with me and there’s Wifi available, I decided to put

Thasos, Greece “snapshots” (On location)

Greetings from Thasos, Greece! We’ve been here for more than a week now and have had a really nice time getting to know the place. Since I have my laptop with me and there’s Wifi available, I decided to put

It’s Summer vacation time!

Hi all! I’m on Summer vacation starting from.. NOW! I’ll be posting less frequently during the Summer due to some “Internet gaps”. :) I may put some juicy updates though from an upcoming trip or so if I find myself

It’s Summer vacation time!

Hi all! I’m on Summer vacation starting from.. NOW! I’ll be posting less frequently during the Summer due to some “Internet gaps”. :) I may put some juicy updates though from an upcoming trip or so if I find myself

Carved Planet (in colour)

Finally got this one finished! This is the second version I referred to in some posts related to this work. Decided to publish this at midsummer – time for Finnish celebration. This can also be a good post for celebrating

Carved Planet (in colour)

Finally got this one finished! This is the second version I referred to in some posts related to this work. Decided to publish this at midsummer – time for Finnish celebration. This can also be a good post for celebrating

Tree House (available in Society 6)

Made with black pen on paper and coloured in photoshop. This one is available as a variety of products at Society6.com. http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Tree-House-a60_Print -Micke

Tree House (available in Society 6)

Made with black pen on paper and coloured in photoshop. This one is available as a variety of products at Society6.com. http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Tree-House-a60_Print -Micke

Traditional vs. Digital

Hi! As a designer it is crucial to know where your print designs end after twisting and turning the layouts on your screen. Selecting the right paper, printing method and finishing touches (for ex. embossing, lacquers or foiling) makes all

Traditional vs. Digital

Hi! As a designer it is crucial to know where your print designs end after twisting and turning the layouts on your screen. Selecting the right paper, printing method and finishing touches (for ex. embossing, lacquers or foiling) makes all

10.000 views!

Wow! 10.000 peeks to my blog.. What can I say? I want to thank all of you followers, fellow bloggers and friends out there who have taken an interest in my “artzy” stuff. :) Getting feedback from people really warms

10.000 views!

Wow! 10.000 peeks to my blog.. What can I say? I want to thank all of you followers, fellow bloggers and friends out there who have taken an interest in my “artzy” stuff. :) Getting feedback from people really warms

A few days in Iceland (video)

Some browsers don’t seem to support Vimeo embedding so if you don’t see the video above this line, click the link below. :) A few days in Iceland from MCNikander on Vimeo. This video was shot in Iceland in March

A few days in Iceland (video)

Some browsers don’t seem to support Vimeo embedding so if you don’t see the video above this line, click the link below. :) A few days in Iceland from MCNikander on Vimeo. This video was shot in Iceland in March

Blue Sky, Blue Lagoon (on location)

Iceland update.. :) Yesterday we went to the main attraction in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon. It was worth it’s name! This photo was taken outside the main lagoon area (aka the non-commercial part). We did go to the main lagoon

Blue Sky, Blue Lagoon (on location)

Iceland update.. :) Yesterday we went to the main attraction in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon. It was worth it’s name! This photo was taken outside the main lagoon area (aka the non-commercial part). We did go to the main lagoon

Southern Iceland Waterfalls (on location)

Iceland update.. :) These photos were taken yesterday on the south coast of Iceland. Had a great tour there and took heaps of pictures. These are a few from my phone just to show what the scenery looks like down

Southern Iceland Waterfalls (on location)

Iceland update.. :) These photos were taken yesterday on the south coast of Iceland. Had a great tour there and took heaps of pictures. These are a few from my phone just to show what the scenery looks like down

Reykjavik snapshots

These are a few shots taken today (again with my phone) while wandering around in Reykjavik, Iceland. I also updated the pictures on the last post, they seemed to have dropped off. :) The first one is from inside of

Reykjavik snapshots

These are a few shots taken today (again with my phone) while wandering around in Reykjavik, Iceland. I also updated the pictures on the last post, they seemed to have dropped off. :) The first one is from inside of

Iceland (sneak peek)

Greetings from Iceland! I’m writing this from a hotel room in Reykjavik where we just arrived yesterday. This country’s landscapes are amazing! Though it’s pretty cold, the scenery here is warming at least my shutter finger. :) These are a

Iceland (sneak peek)

Greetings from Iceland! I’m writing this from a hotel room in Reykjavik where we just arrived yesterday. This country’s landscapes are amazing! Though it’s pretty cold, the scenery here is warming at least my shutter finger. :) These are a

Haven (available in Society 6)

Black pen on paper and colouring in Photoshop. This artwork is available in Society 6. Check it out! http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Tree-House-a60_Print

Haven (available in Society 6)

Black pen on paper and colouring in Photoshop. This artwork is available in Society 6. Check it out! http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Tree-House-a60_Print

Why the blog?

I love reading blogs from talented artists and designers from around the world. It drives forward the artistic side of me. Looking at amazing pieces of art and design from others got me inspired in sharing my own work. So,

Why the blog?

I love reading blogs from talented artists and designers from around the world. It drives forward the artistic side of me. Looking at amazing pieces of art and design from others got me inspired in sharing my own work. So,