4 August 2013 - 25 comments

Illustrating the Elements

I am so happy to finally share the completed 'ink' stage for my creative collaboration with renowned photographer, Scott A. Woodward. Our project is inspired by Mother Earth [i.e. Gaia] and the Greek classical elements; Air, Fire, Earth & Water. I was immediately struck by both the strength and serenity of Scott's photography, so I suggested creating a 'Mother Nature' theme for them; an idea that we agreed would work really well. Creating abstract forms and colour combinations to depict these well-known elements was trickier than I anticipated, but I'm satisfied with the results so far. The next and final stage will be incorporating Scott's imagery with my artwork. Do make sure to visit Scott's wonderful portfolio and sign up to my newsletter to find out when this project is complete! Extensive documentation of projects in progress continue to be posted on my Instagram account.

see 'pencil' stage here

Published by: Nikki Farquharson in Personal, Progress, Projects


Natasha Nuttall
5 August 2013 at 15:40

Amazing work as always and a finger to everyone that thinks felt tips are just for children! ha

3 September 2013 at 15:32

You’ve probably heard imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You’ve inspired a new graphics project for my 7th grade art students! They are going to love your work…..
Callahan, Florida

    Nikki Farquharson
    3 September 2013 at 19:43

    Oh wow, that’s lovely! What an honour! I would love to see the results one day. 🙂

Taylor Wendt
23 July 2014 at 04:51

What pens did you use for this? I have been looking for good colored pens for way too long. and what tip are they? thanks 🙂 beautiful by the way! love the colors

    Nikki Farquharson
    23 July 2014 at 10:36

    Thank you! I primarily use fineliner Staedtler and Stabilo pens.

      Taylor Wendt
      29 July 2014 at 04:19

      thanks so much! if you dont mind, where did you get them?? I can’t seem to find them anywhere… ):

        Nikki Farquharson
        31 July 2014 at 16:11

        They’re pretty popular so should be found in any decent stationery/art supply stores. If you can’t find them in the shops, they’re definitely available to buy online.

8 February 2015 at 08:30

Do you sell them….? They’re gorgeous!!

12 July 2015 at 17:48

Beautiful! I’ve been doing some zentangle in black and white but have been pondering in doing them in color.
It’s very nice of you to share your passion.

17 July 2015 at 22:04

Bellissimi complimenti!!!Dove si potrebbe imparare a farli

15 October 2015 at 22:43

That is awesome I don’t think I could ever draw like that

3 November 2015 at 06:02

Superb work great color concept nice creations

15 February 2016 at 03:51

What are your favorite kind of colored pencils and why plz. I’m just starting out.

    Nikki Farquharson
    15 February 2016 at 12:21

    I don’t use coloured pencils. I primarily use fineliner Staedtler and Stabilo pens.

Nana Kweku Baidoo
31 May 2016 at 06:41

This is a real piece of art work. It very brillent work. Keep it up

22 July 2017 at 13:29


Zentangle fan
29 November 2017 at 14:03

This was mind blowing
Inspiration from the natural elements !! Superb

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