Posts Tagged: Nature

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 Gifts 2

Hi! Here are a few more small pieces of art I made for relatives as christmas presents. Both gifts have of course been thought out to suite their receivers. :) -M

Artzy Xmas Gifts 2

Hi! Here are a few more small pieces of art I made for relatives as christmas presents. Both gifts have of course been thought out to suite their receivers. :) -M

Artzy Xmas Gifts 1

Hi! Here’s a few paintings I gave to relatives as christmas presents. We had made a decision this year not to buy (more) stuff to each other so this was my way to surprise them. :) I have a few

Artzy Xmas Gifts 1

Hi! Here’s a few paintings I gave to relatives as christmas presents. We had made a decision this year not to buy (more) stuff to each other so this was my way to surprise them. :) I have a few

The Conquest

Voilà! I finished this A4 sized drawing just yesterday. A nice amount of details made this one really fun to draw. :) The finished piece is at the end of this post after some “zoom pics” and a collage of

The Conquest

Voilà! I finished this A4 sized drawing just yesterday. A nice amount of details made this one really fun to draw. :) The finished piece is at the end of this post after some “zoom pics” and a collage of

The Conquest (nearly finished)

Hi all! This drawing just needs some final touches and it’s finished! Sorry for the low quality pic. Scanning the final one will bring out the true details. :) Tools used: Pencil, marker, Micron 01 and 005. -Micke

The Conquest (nearly finished)

Hi all! This drawing just needs some final touches and it’s finished! Sorry for the low quality pic. Scanning the final one will bring out the true details. :) Tools used: Pencil, marker, Micron 01 and 005. -Micke

Four Cities (in colour)

Hi! I decided to do a quick colouring to a recent illustration. There’s also the original one included in this post if you haven’t seen it before. :) -Micke

Four Cities (in colour)

Hi! I decided to do a quick colouring to a recent illustration. There’s also the original one included in this post if you haven’t seen it before. :) -Micke

The Conquest (some progress)

Hi! Got this one a step further. The “water” has been quite a task to draw but soon that part will be finished. Then I need to just add some shading and a bit more details and.. it’s a wrap!

The Conquest (some progress)

Hi! Got this one a step further. The “water” has been quite a task to draw but soon that part will be finished. Then I need to just add some shading and a bit more details and.. it’s a wrap!

The Conquest (in progress)

Hi! Started a new A4 sized drawing. It been a few weeks since I’ve really had time to put an effort into making a new detailed piece. So, here’s finally a new nature themed illustration. This one will change quite

The Conquest (in progress)

Hi! Started a new A4 sized drawing. It been a few weeks since I’ve really had time to put an effort into making a new detailed piece. So, here’s finally a new nature themed illustration. This one will change quite

Four Cities

Here’s the final A5 sized piece! Took a while to finish the details in the corners but it was good fun.  :) Tools used: Pencil, marker, Sakura Pigma Brush, Micron 01 and 005. -Micke Ps. Available as art prints from

Four Cities

Here’s the final A5 sized piece! Took a while to finish the details in the corners but it was good fun.  :) Tools used: Pencil, marker, Sakura Pigma Brush, Micron 01 and 005. -Micke Ps. Available as art prints from

The Accident

Here’s the finished A5 sized artwork with the outlines brought to life. Another gloomy perspective on things.. I know. :) Tools used: Pencil, marker, Sakura Pigma Brush, Micron 01 and my current favourite – the  Micron 005.

The Accident

Here’s the finished A5 sized artwork with the outlines brought to life. Another gloomy perspective on things.. I know. :) Tools used: Pencil, marker, Sakura Pigma Brush, Micron 01 and my current favourite – the  Micron 005.

The Accident (in progress)

Hi! Here’s a new drawing I started a few days ago. Still some shading to do and adding some more detail. :) Tools used: Pencil, Marker, Sakura Pigma Brush, Micron 01. -Micke

The Accident (in progress)

Hi! Here’s a new drawing I started a few days ago. Still some shading to do and adding some more detail. :) Tools used: Pencil, Marker, Sakura Pigma Brush, Micron 01. -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

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

Greece: Underwater Wonders

Aqua! Here’s a set of underwater images plus some screenshots from videos. I took these in Thassos, Greece this summer with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. I’m really happy with the image quality the camera provides. :) If you like

Greece: Underwater Wonders

Aqua! Here’s a set of underwater images plus some screenshots from videos. I took these in Thassos, Greece this summer with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. I’m really happy with the image quality the camera provides. :) If you like

Close Encounter: Gecko

I photographed this gecko in Greece 2013 (just last week, actually). The picture was shot at night when most geckos come out of their daily hiding places and cling to walls and ceilings and wait for small insects to pass

Close Encounter: Gecko

I photographed this gecko in Greece 2013 (just last week, actually). The picture was shot at night when most geckos come out of their daily hiding places and cling to walls and ceilings and wait for small insects to pass

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

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

Still Life

Photographed in Finland 2012. This is a small lake near where I live and had to stop for some photos. Photoshop used only for cropping and some colour correction. :)

Still Life

Photographed in Finland 2012. This is a small lake near where I live and had to stop for some photos. Photoshop used only for cropping and some colour correction. :)

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

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. :)

Carved Planet (still in progress)

Hi again! Got this drawing a few steps further today. Might do a few different final versions of this one once I get the basics done.. but let’s see. :) -M

Carved Planet (still in progress)

Hi again! Got this drawing a few steps further today. Might do a few different final versions of this one once I get the basics done.. but let’s see. :) -M

Carved Planet (in progress)

Started a new drawing yesterday.. This one is a bit bigger (on an A3 paper) so it’s going to take some hours to finish. :)

Carved Planet (in progress)

Started a new drawing yesterday.. This one is a bit bigger (on an A3 paper) so it’s going to take some hours to finish. :)

Groomin’

Photographed in Reykjavik 2013. Spotted some swans doing their daily business. :)

Groomin’

Photographed in Reykjavik 2013. Spotted some swans doing their daily business. :)

Waking Up

Spring is well on it’s way and the forest floor is starting to show some life after a long winter in Finland. Photographed these on the way to work this morning. One of the advantages of going by bike. :)

Waking Up

Spring is well on it’s way and the forest floor is starting to show some life after a long winter in Finland. Photographed these on the way to work this morning. One of the advantages of going by bike. :)

Butterfly (for Mother’s day)

Hi! Here is a little gift I made for my mom for Mother’s day. :) -M

Butterfly (for Mother’s day)

Hi! Here is a little gift I made for my mom for Mother’s day. :) -M

The Eagle

Coloured pencils on paper.

The Eagle

Coloured pencils on paper.

The Statue (in progress)

This is something I’ve been working on for a few days now. Might take a few more to finish. Dot, dot, dot.. :)

The Statue (in progress)

This is something I’ve been working on for a few days now. Might take a few more to finish. Dot, dot, dot.. :)

Amazing Iceland: Elements

This is the last gallery in the “Amazing Iceland” series. I call it “Elements” because In Iceland different elements such as water, rock, volcanic dust and ice meet in very graphic ways which are a joy to photograph. There are

Amazing Iceland: Elements

This is the last gallery in the “Amazing Iceland” series. I call it “Elements” because In Iceland different elements such as water, rock, volcanic dust and ice meet in very graphic ways which are a joy to photograph. There are

Amazing Iceland: Landscapes

Here are a few landscape photos from our trip to Iceland in March 2013. The island is a real jewel for any photographer. This is the first set of pictures, there will be more in the near future. :)

Amazing Iceland: Landscapes

Here are a few landscape photos from our trip to Iceland in March 2013. The island is a real jewel for any photographer. This is the first set of pictures, there will be more in the near future. :)

Man of Green

Watercolour on paper. This one is from the year 2000. :)

Man of Green

Watercolour on paper. This one is from the year 2000. :)

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

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

“Boared”

Taken in Finland 2011.

“Boared”

Taken in Finland 2011.

Skull of Life

Black pen on paper and colouring in Photoshop. This one is available as art prints in Society6: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Skull-of-Life

Skull of Life

Black pen on paper and colouring in Photoshop. This one is available as art prints in Society6: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Skull-of-Life

Cave

Photographed in Greece 2010.

Cave

Photographed in Greece 2010.

Summer Morning

Photographed in Finland 2011.

Summer Morning

Photographed in Finland 2011.

Life in the Reef

Photographed with an underwater camera in the Maldives 2011.

Life in the Reef

Photographed with an underwater camera in the Maldives 2011.

Atolls

Photographed from a plane in the Maldives 2011 (the first one has been stiched together from two photos).

Atolls

Photographed from a plane in the Maldives 2011 (the first one has been stiched together from two photos).

Two Seasons 2

Photographed in Finland 2011 and 2013. Art prints available here: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Two-Seasons-QCP  

Two Seasons 2

Photographed in Finland 2011 and 2013. Art prints available here: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Two-Seasons-QCP  

Heart Shaped Coral

Happy Valentine’s Day! Photo taken with an underwater camera in the Maldives 2011.

Heart Shaped Coral

Happy Valentine’s Day! Photo taken with an underwater camera in the Maldives 2011.

Experimental Photoshop

I put something more into a photo taken in a forest. :)

Experimental Photoshop

I put something more into a photo taken in a forest. :)

Camouflaged

Photographed in Finland 2010.

Camouflaged

Photographed in Finland 2010.

Just Clouds

Photographed in Finland 2010. Clouds at nearly sunset above the sea. Cropped out the sea and added a little saturation which boosted the photos original pastel colours.

Just Clouds

Photographed in Finland 2010. Clouds at nearly sunset above the sea. Cropped out the sea and added a little saturation which boosted the photos original pastel colours.

Two Seasons

Made from two photos taken (nearly) from the same location.

Two Seasons

Made from two photos taken (nearly) from the same location.

Three Seasons

Made from three photos taken during 2010 in Finland from the same location. This one is available as an art print in Society6: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Three-Seasons-rMr

Three Seasons

Made from three photos taken during 2010 in Finland from the same location. This one is available as an art print in Society6: http://society6.com/MickeNikander/Three-Seasons-rMr

Tree House

Black pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop.

Tree House

Black pen on paper + colouring in Photoshop.

Tree House (in progress)

This is what I’m working on at the moment.

Tree House (in progress)

This is what I’m working on at the moment.

Mosaic 1

Watercolour on paper.

Mosaic 1

Watercolour on paper.