Posts Tagged: illustrations

Iron Man 1853

Hi again! Here’s a new detailed piece I finished yesterday evening.  No CGI in this “older version” of Iron Man. :) Made this with black pens on Canson A5 size drawing paper. This time took a few better pics too

Iron Man 1853

Hi again! Here’s a new detailed piece I finished yesterday evening.  No CGI in this “older version” of Iron Man. :) Made this with black pens on Canson A5 size drawing paper. This time took a few better pics too

Planet “Weird”

Doodling away again.. :) This is what planet “Weird” could look like.. maybe not so different from our own. Tools used for this one: Micron 005 and 01 + a black marker. -Micke

Planet “Weird”

Doodling away again.. :) This is what planet “Weird” could look like.. maybe not so different from our own. Tools used for this one: Micron 005 and 01 + a black marker. -Micke

See Through

Something I made just recently. Continuing the “circle theme” :) Tools used: Sakura Pigma Micron 01 and 005 + a few black markers. -Micke

See Through

Something I made just recently. Continuing the “circle theme” :) Tools used: Sakura Pigma Micron 01 and 005 + a few black markers. -Micke

Monument One (some progress)

Hi all! This nice size piece is well on it’s way to being finished in the near future. Feels like a “monumental project” making this one.. slowly but surely. :) Tools used: Sakura Pigma Micron 01 and 005 + a

Monument One (some progress)

Hi all! This nice size piece is well on it’s way to being finished in the near future. Feels like a “monumental project” making this one.. slowly but surely. :) Tools used: Sakura Pigma Micron 01 and 005 + a

The Commute

Black pen on paper. The details and shadings are made with a Micron 01 and 005. :)

The Commute

Black pen on paper. The details and shadings are made with a Micron 01 and 005. :)

Skullscape Two

Black pen on paper. I really put my Micron 01 and 005 to work on the background and shadings. :)

Skullscape Two

Black pen on paper. I really put my Micron 01 and 005 to work on the background and shadings. :)

The Boogeyman

Made with black pens on paper. This one I started by making two circles on paper. :)

The Boogeyman

Made with black pens on paper. This one I started by making two circles on paper. :)

The Extraction

Just finished another drawing. Made with a black pen on paper. I used pointillism technique with a Micron 0.05 to do all shadings. :) -Micke

The Extraction

Just finished another drawing. Made with a black pen on paper. I used pointillism technique with a Micron 0.05 to do all shadings. :) -Micke

Monument One (in progress)

Started a new drawing recently. First I did the rough sketch with a pencil and then started enhancing the outlines with a black pen. The drawing itself measures about 40 x 70 cm (about 16 x 28 inches) and is

Monument One (in progress)

Started a new drawing recently. First I did the rough sketch with a pencil and then started enhancing the outlines with a black pen. The drawing itself measures about 40 x 70 cm (about 16 x 28 inches) and is

My Little Sketchbook 7

Black pen on paper. IKEA should start selling these.. :)

My Little Sketchbook 7

Black pen on paper. IKEA should start selling these.. :)

My Little Sketchbook 6

More drawings from my little sketchbook. Made with black Micron pens on paper.

My Little Sketchbook 6

More drawings from my little sketchbook. Made with black Micron pens on paper.

Spotted: Posters out!

My [di:unru:] poster “in action” at Bar Loose, Helsinki. :)

Spotted: Posters out!

My [di:unru:] poster “in action” at Bar Loose, Helsinki. :)

Skullscape

Here’s finally the finished art work. It’s made with black pens on paper. I used a Micron 0,05 on the shading. :)

Skullscape

Here’s finally the finished art work. It’s made with black pens on paper. I used a Micron 0,05 on the shading. :)

New [di: unru:] Gig Poster

The band [di: unru:] asked me to make another gig poster a few weeks ago.. They liked one of my existing drawings so much that it was used as a base for the poster.. So, here it is, the drawing

New [di: unru:] Gig Poster

The band [di: unru:] asked me to make another gig poster a few weeks ago.. They liked one of my existing drawings so much that it was used as a base for the poster.. So, here it is, the drawing

Skullscape (nearly finished)

Black pen on paper. Getting closer to finishing this one. Dot, dot, dot.. :) -M

Skullscape (nearly finished)

Black pen on paper. Getting closer to finishing this one. Dot, dot, dot.. :) -M

Skullscape (in progress)

Started a new drawing again.. This one’s next step is shading. I was thinking that thousands of small dots will do the trick. :) -M

Skullscape (in progress)

Started a new drawing again.. This one’s next step is shading. I was thinking that thousands of small dots will do the trick. :) -M

The Totem

Black pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop.

The Totem

Black pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop.

Mmmphh..

Pencil on paper + some editing in Photoshop. This is an older drawing, from 2001.. If I can recall. Couldn’t think of a better name for this fellow.. :) -M

Mmmphh..

Pencil on paper + some editing in Photoshop. This is an older drawing, from 2001.. If I can recall. Couldn’t think of a better name for this fellow.. :) -M

Entangled (in colour)

Black pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop. Available as a small art print here: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Entangled-BAv

Entangled (in colour)

Black pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop. Available as a small art print here: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Entangled-BAv

Entangled

Black pen on paper. I will be posting a coloured version of this one also once I get it nicely toned. :)

Entangled

Black pen on paper. I will be posting a coloured version of this one also once I get it nicely toned. :)

Wounded Hand

Pencil and black pen on old paper. This is an older sketch I made using my own hand as a model. Then just added some drama into it with a black pen. The paper was some old, yellowish paper and

Wounded Hand

Pencil and black pen on old paper. This is an older sketch I made using my own hand as a model. Then just added some drama into it with a black pen. The paper was some old, yellowish paper and

Shiny Sphere

Black pen on paper + quick Colouring in Photoshop.

Shiny Sphere

Black pen on paper + quick Colouring in Photoshop.

Muerte!!!

Black pen on paper. This one is also made while testing some new pens (like one of my previous posts). -Micke

Muerte!!!

Black pen on paper. This one is also made while testing some new pens (like one of my previous posts). -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

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

The Chief (discovering new tools)

Black pen on paper. I bought some new pens last week and had a go at them. One of them has a brush tip (Copic Multiliner BS) which gives a nice variable stroke. Have to keep testing.. :) -Micke

The Chief (discovering new tools)

Black pen on paper. I bought some new pens last week and had a go at them. One of them has a brush tip (Copic Multiliner BS) which gives a nice variable stroke. Have to keep testing.. :) -Micke

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

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

Black Cross

Made with a Micron 0.1 on paper.. :)

Black Cross

Made with a Micron 0.1 on paper.. :)

The Patrol

Got this one finished too after a few weeks from starting it. Made with a black pen on paper. Also available in Society6: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/The-Patrol -Micke

The Patrol

Got this one finished too after a few weeks from starting it. Made with a black pen on paper. Also available in Society6: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/The-Patrol -Micke

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

Mouse at the End of the Street (3D)

Okay, one more then I’m done with these horror movie parody posters.. for now. :) Based on this movie which was actually pretty good: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1582507/?ref_=sr_1 -Micke

Mouse at the End of the Street (3D)

Okay, one more then I’m done with these horror movie parody posters.. for now. :) Based on this movie which was actually pretty good: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1582507/?ref_=sr_1 -Micke

The Hills Have Ice (3D)

Had to make another one inspired by the first “poster”.. A dreadful scene for us Finns to think of in the middle of summer. Boo!! :)

The Hills Have Ice (3D)

Had to make another one inspired by the first “poster”.. A dreadful scene for us Finns to think of in the middle of summer. Boo!! :)

Night of the Living Trees (3D)

Playing around with a movie poster-like theme. Made with black pen on paper and added some text to it on my computer. Don’t ask where the idea for this one came from.. :)

Night of the Living Trees (3D)

Playing around with a movie poster-like theme. Made with black pen on paper and added some text to it on my computer. Don’t ask where the idea for this one came from.. :)

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

The Patrol (in progress)

Started a new drawing a few days ago. Made with those two black pens shown in the picture. Just needs a bit of shading. :) -Micke

The Patrol (in progress)

Started a new drawing a few days ago. Made with those two black pens shown in the picture. Just needs a bit of shading. :) -Micke

Dragon Eyed

A quick sketch made with a basic HB pencil on paper.

Dragon Eyed

A quick sketch made with a basic HB pencil on paper.

Nostalgic..

This is something I drew in 1995.. the same time of my life I used to play Warhammer 40.000 with my friends. Nostalgic. :) -Micke

Nostalgic..

This is something I drew in 1995.. the same time of my life I used to play Warhammer 40.000 with my friends. Nostalgic. :) -Micke

The Tower

Coloured pencil on paper.

The Tower

Coloured pencil on paper.

Carved Planet

Black pen on paper. Finally got this one finished. Another version of this is also in progress. :) -Micke

Carved Planet

Black pen on paper. Finally got this one finished. Another version of this is also in progress. :) -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

Startled

Black Pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop.

Startled

Black Pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop.

Jolly Skeleton

Black pen on paper. This one is from my sketchbook. :)

Jolly Skeleton

Black pen on paper. This one is from my sketchbook. :)

The Passage

This is something I doodled yesterday evening. :) Made with a black pen (Micron 0.1) into my sketchbook.

The Passage

This is something I doodled yesterday evening. :) Made with a black pen (Micron 0.1) into my sketchbook.

Carved Planet (more progress)

This one seems to take a while. Slowly but surely it’s going to be finished though.. This is still a photo. The scanned one will look a bit better. :)

Carved Planet (more progress)

This one seems to take a while. Slowly but surely it’s going to be finished though.. This is still a photo. The scanned one will look a bit better. :)

The Peace Keeper

Made with a black felt tip pen on paper. This is from 2001. :)

The Peace Keeper

Made with a black felt tip pen on paper. This is from 2001. :)