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Adobe Illustrator Art Prints!

Cypress, California | 2 Sales

PenToolArts

Adobe Illustrator Art Prints!

Cypress, California 2 Sales On Etsy since 2016

Announcement   Hey Everyone! I am a Digital Illustrator and College Professor of Illustration.
My students call me SENSEI. That's what the Red Letters up above say...
I specialize in Highly-Detailed, yet Stylized Portraits from Motorcycles to Cosplayers.

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Last updated on Jan 13, 2017

Hey Everyone! I am a Digital Illustrator and College Professor of Illustration.
My students call me SENSEI. That's what the Red Letters up above say...
I specialize in Highly-Detailed, yet Stylized Portraits from Motorcycles to Cosplayers.

Chris Nielsen

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Chris Nielsen

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My name is Chris Nielsen. I am an Associate Professor of computer graphics courses. My specialty is using the digital medium of the computer to create visual art. I have a Master of Fine Arts Degree (1998) in Illustration from California State University, Fullerton.

My personal emphasis is in the subject of portraits ranging from illustrations of Pets, to Motorcycles to Friends and Cosplayers.

With all of my portraits, I work exclusively in Adobe Illustrator. My work is completely made up of flat-colored shapes... lots and lots of them! I DO NOT work with any types of filters or special effects. I like the process of developing a realistic look in my illustrations with totally flat colors and abstract shapes.

Although all the portraits I create are based on my own reference photographs, my creative process is to go deeper into the reality you and I see and define a New Reality in the digital medium I use. I define the Visual Style of my Vector Illustration work as “Stylized Photorealism”.

My visual works are not interpretations of the reality I photographed. They are not literal copies of the subject in the scene. No... instead, they take on this New Reality from the fact that I am constantly breaking up continuous tones into a much more graphic, shape-oriented means to conveying surface details. My New Reality does not exist in the world that the camera can be used to capture.

My shapes and color changes and subtle additions here and there are strictly from the way my eyes see this New Reality... a New World of imagery that I can share with the viewer. In other words, through my work I am saying - “Welcome to my world.”

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  • Chris Nielsen

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    My name is Chris Nielsen. My specialty is using the digital medium of the computer to create visual art. I work exclusively in Adobe Illustrator. I like the process of developing a realistic look in my art with flat colors and abstract shapes.

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  • Short Run Posters "a printing service"

    Nashville, TN

    Short Run Posters is the premier site for Digital Artist who work in the larger 18 X 24 Format and require Low Print Runs. They Print on 80 lb. Coated Cover Stock Archival Paper... which means exceptional durability, acid-free and long-lasting.

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