The Latest Information in the Digital Art World of Chris Nielsen
January 10 , 2015 - THREE, FREE, ALL-NEW 2015 WALL CALENDARS FOR EVERYBODY!
Just CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE JPEG FOR PRINTING... Go On! Do it!
August 15 , 2014 - The AD for my upcoming 2-Man Vector Illustration Gallery Show. BE THERE!!!
August 13 , 2014 - Finally went through a full update of my portfolio images!!!
As of my latest print, NICOLETTE #1, I am ONLY doing Posters of my Motorcycle Portraits.
I am taking a break from the Giclee Prints for a while... for a couple of reasons that I don't need
to go into here. For now, All of my Motorcycle Portraits will be in the 18 X 24 inch Poster Format
and All of my Posters will be priced the same at ONLY $40.00 for each illustration poster.
January 25 , 2014 - SORRY about the delay here on my updates!
Since last March, I have been working feverishly on two Computer Graphics Books for a publisher...
Now that the books are done, I am back on track, so here goes...
CHECK OUT MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL: www.youtube.com/pentoolartist
Not much on there as of right now, but I will be updating soon enough just so you know.
February 18 , 2013 - Just picked up my latest Giclee Prints from the new Fine Art Printer
I am working with out in Fullerton. The Prints are AMAZING!
I am now back to printing Limited Edition Prints are Velvet Watercolor Paper again
and I couldn't be more happy with the results of the printing The colors are Dead-On!
Oh yeah... ONE MORE THING! Since the new printer has excellent prices, I can pass
those savings on to any buyers of my Limited-Edition Prints. Here's the pricing breakdown:
LARGE GICLEES - ONLY 20 Signed/Numbered Editions - ONLY $100.00 each
SMALLER "FADE" GICLEES - ONLY 200 Signed/Numbered Editions - ONLY $50.00 each
AND DON'T FORGET: My 20X30 inch Limited-Edition Prints on Kodak Endura Metallic Papers - ONLY $80.00 each
Here's a Look at my NEWEST GICLEE PRINTS...
January 26 , 2013 - Thanks to my good friend, Cliff Cramp, I now have a NEW Giclee
Producer that I am going to be working with. Great News! - They are right down the street
from CSUF, and I love the fact that they are local... and good people!
With this New Printer in mind, I am going to be updating, and lowering, my Selling Prices
on my future Giclee Prints to make them more readily available to buyers of my works.
Tomorrow, I am also going to be putting together a new and easy to read Sales Grid
Chart on all my Print Pages to show which editions are now gone, and which ones
are still available for purchase. I have not worked very hard on the "selling side" of things
so expect to see a lot of empty squares. Hopefully, those will fill up soon enough.
January 4 , 2013 - A new year... New Prints... Coming Soon!
I also just uploaded a New Print Page for my latest print: "LET THERE BE LIGHT"
I am done with Giclee Printing for now and I am going straight to Kodak Metallic Endura
Photo Prints for my illustrations for the time being. A couple reasons here...
1. The Giclee Printers that I have dealt with have been somewhat unreliable - especially
when it has come to color issues in regards to my illustration work. And, since my work speaks
for me, it has to be right. Over the last few attempts, it has not come out right and I am done with
that whole bullshit routine of going back and forth testing colors over and over. DONE!
I have been completely satisfied with the Metallic Prints and I think they best represent my work.
SO THERE YOU GO! Now go check out my latest print!
October 6 , 2012 - Got home from work yesterday to find a nice stack of copies of the Northwest
Edition of the October QUICKTHROTTLE Magazine with my October Cover art! NICE!!!
Special Thanks goes out to Mike Dalgaard for continuing to believe in me and my work!
October, 2012 - I just got my copy of Sharon Steuer's "ILLUSTRATOR CS6 WOW! BOOK" in the mail.
As you can see from the pics here, I got THREE PAGES in this edition of the book. They look great!
July 26, 2012 - I just got a chance to download some pics I took of the 5 Framed Prints I sent off to
Heather Walker out in STURGIS! My work will be on display AND for sale at the Broken Spoke Saloon
Campgrounds area. They have a "Legends Gallery" there and that is where my work will be.
By the way: All of the prints you see here are my NEW Kodak Endura Metallic Photo Prints and
each one of them that I sent is NUMBER 1 of 50 Signed/Numbered Prints!!!
They were all framed with Plexiglass and I had Spacers put in to avoid any contact with the print surface
as you can see if you scroll down the list of photos here. Enjoy!!!
May 25, 2012 - I just got the PDF Proofs for my upcoming pages in the Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book.
Now I have to proof-read them and make the necessary changes before the book goes to press...
May 8, 2012 - I would love to get the great folks over at Roland Sands Design to use this custom promotional poster
I designed for them. It is a little bit of a twist on the Glory Stomper Print I did of Roland's bike.
As of May of 2012, no such luck... But, I am going to keep it up here as a reminder
that it's still here if they want to use it. So, if you like the poster, then give them a call and
let them know that you think they should use it. Roland Sands Design is located in Los Alamitos
and they can be reached at the following numbers:
Toll Free - 877-773-6648 or at 562-493-5297
May 5, 2012 - I just got my copies of the May Issue of Quickthrottle Magazine with my Print on the cover.
You can get your Free copy at any local Harley-Davidson dealership.
April 22, 2012 - I have finally created my POSTERS PAGE for bulk quantity orders of the more
inexpensive Poster Format for my Motorcycle Illustrations.
April 21, 2012 - I just uploaded a couple more Printed Images in the PRESS PAGE on my site.
GO CHECK OUT THE LATEST IMAGES HERE
April 16, 2012 - I just got my "Board Track Racer" Giclee Prints from the printer yesterday...
April 4, 2012 - Here is a very advanced SNEAK PREVIEW of what I have so far for my Next Motorcycle Print...
March 23, 2012 - I just delivered the Signed #1 of 20 Print of "LET IT RIDE" to George Mirzdian.
George (of SICK CUSTOMS) is the owner and builder of the bike featured in the "LET IT RIDE" print.
March 21, 2012 - I just FINISHED the latest print in my Motorcycle Portraits Portfolio...
After some consideration, I finally decided to call it: "BOARD TRACK RACER".
This print is based on a 1915 Harley Davidson Board Track Racing bike... Here's the print below. ENJOY!
January 23, 2012 - New Year! New Look on the Home Page! You obviously know that if you have come
to check out my site from previous visits... So, why the change? Well, I am working on a series of new
"ASSEMBLAGE" pieces (the rest you will see on the home page later on).
The "Assemblage" illustration prints were the idea that came about from a brainstorming session between
Mr. Timothy Stephens (ChopperHead Magazine) and myself. Such a simple idea, but I never thought of it before.
The "PEACE FLOWER" was a way to work a combination of my motorcycle art with the Peace Efforts
of Mr. Paul McCartney. That illustration will be handed out to a bunch of people at a Grammy-related awards
ceremony in honor of Sir Paul himself later this year. I will talk more about that later on...
October 9, 2011 - I just got my copy of the Illustrator CS5 WOW! Book and they
still included my illustration work on 3 pages. I am in the New Chapter called,
"Master Complexity" near the back of the book... Pages 223, 224 & 229 to be exact!
May 2, 2011 - Finally finished my latest print with the "model" on the gas tank.
I named this print - "LET IT RIDE" and you can see it now on the second
gallery page of my Motorcycle Art Portfolio pages!
February 23, 2011 - Damn! First update of the new year...
Well, I JUST MADE MY DVD PRICES MORE MANAGEABLE and took out
some of the DVDs from the list that no one was really interested in.
December 24, 2010 - I just dropped of the Signed #1 of 20 Print to Matt Hotch... the
creator of the Vincent Bike that the Print was based off of. I met up with Matt at his
new shop out in Fullerton. And, of course, I forgot my Artist Proof Print for him to sign
as well. But, he told me to come by any time and he would sign my copy, so that was cool!
December 24, 2010 - I just gave the Winner of the "Guess the Anchor Points" Contest
for the Vincent Print his Grand Prize! Here we are, Tex Schneider and myself with
the Signed #2 of 20 Limited-Edition Print. Congrats Tex!!!
December 20, 2010 - I was recently in a Group Show called "It's All In the Details".
It was hosted at the Santa Ana College Santora Arts Building Gallery.
Here are a few pics from the event! THANK YOU to everyone who showed up!!!
September 23, 2010 - I just finished my latest Motorcycle Print... "The Vincent".
Check out the 2nd Gallery Page in my Motorcycle Prints pages... and buy a print! ha ha
August 16, 2010 - I just lowered the prices for most of my Tutorial DVD sets...
(just too many people complaining that they can't afford the previous prices... WAH!)
I also added some shipping information to cover International Orders for anyone outside the U.S.
who also may want to order my DVDs... Shipping is crazy when going out of the country!
July 22, 2010 - I just finished my Video Tutorial DVDs for the CS5 applications...
all except for InDesign CS5. I am still working on that one, so don't hold your breath!
Check out the "BUY MY NEW DVDs" Page for all the NEW DVDs!!!
June 22, 2010 - Sean Hodge over at VectorTuts.com just put up a "Case Study"
of my Vector Motorcycle Illustration process. You can go and check it out at the address below...
June 21, 2010 - Here's an Updated Preview of the Next Print coming soon...
I am doing my third portrait of one of Matt Hotch's amazing bikes this time.
Here is where I am at so far on... The VINCENT!
The Friggin' details are killing me on this one, but I love the challenges!
December 28, 2009 - I just watched a new TV Show on the Discovery Channel
called "Motor City Motors". It features the Detroit Bros. and their shop with
challenges and custom builds... In one scene in the office, I saw MY PRINT
of their "Revenge Bike" hanging right there on the freakin' wall! Hell yeah!
To be honest, I didn't know if they had kept it or not, but it was so damn cool
to see that they not only kept it, but they have it displayed!
The Detroit Bros. freakin' kick ass! Thanks guys!!!
December 8, 2009 - I just got my copies of the latest ChopperHead Magazine!
I really like how each issue just keeps getting better and better...
My ONLY REGRET: We are not producing it often enough!!! Maybe some day!
December 7, 2009 - Here's an updated "Work in Progress" shot at
my latest Motorcycle Print.... There will be a contest when it is done,
so keep checking back for more updates!
The amount of details is just mind-boggling, even for me to work on, but
I think that's why I chose to work on this portrait. What do you think so far?
October 17, 2009 - Just sent off the "Red Indian" Motorcycle Illustration
to the fine folks at Chrome Magazine... a start-up Motorcycle Magazine
down in Florida. Looking forward to seeing the final results on the cover.
August 10, 2009 - I just uploaded the All-New Chris Nielsen
INDESIGN CS4 DVD images on the "Buy My DVDs" Page!
The InDesign CS4 2-DVD set is ONLY $20.
So many people were having trouble affording my DVD sets...
It won't get any cheaper than that! So, if you still have trouble
with that price, then bummer for you! That's it for now...
July 7, 2009 - I just uploaded the All-New Chris Nielsen
ULTRA SUPER MEGA BUNDLE DVDs Set!!!
July 3, 2009 - All my Motorcycle Illustrations are now available as Poster Prints!!!
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO PURCHASE THE POSTERS!
July 2, 2009 - NEW, LOWER PRICES on my Tutorial DVD sets.
CHECK OUT THE DVDs PAGE RIGHT HERE!
July 2, 2009 - I just got the finished PHOTOSHOP TRICKS DVDs and
they are great. Click on the DVDs PAGE LINK above to check them out!
October 31, 2008 - I just completed a few major updates to my site. Here is the list:
1. Due to a decrease in my own, personal "out-of-pocket" printing costs, I have reduced
the prices for my Limited-Edition Prints on all the individual print pages.
The NEW COST is Only $200 each! Consider this as a gesture for my new
"The Economy Sucks Right Now!" Print Pricing Program.
2. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to check out the latest print for a chance to WIN
this awesome, new print! All you have to is... well, just go check it out!
3. The Prices for the MOTORCYCLE FADE PRINTS has also come down
20 dollars each. So, now they are only $80 each! Indeed, quite a deal!
4. Read below to check out a Preview of the next Print I will be releasing...
June 25, 2008 - I am still plugging away at my Adobe Creative Suite Training DVDs this summer!
So far, I have recorded over 600 individual lesson videos just for Illustrator CS3.
I am now working on the training videos for Photoshop CS3. It is a long process,
but I will have everything done by the end of the summer, just in time for the
Fall 2008 Semester to begin. I am currently testing them out in my summer
school class over at Orange Coast College... so, stay tuned!
March 1, 2008 - I just got my copies of the Northwest Edition, March issue of QuickThrottle Magazine.
This is the one with the GLORY STOMPER portrait of the cover! Fu#@ing awesome printing!
Here is a shot of the cover. Let me know what you think of it... honestly.
February 24, 2008 - Well, the release party for the Premiere Issue of ChopperHead in its
new, larger format was a blast. AND, we found out that the issue was already on the shelves
at a local Barnes & Noble that night! It wasn't supposed to be release until March 4th!
So, a couple of us went down the street to check it out and... there it was!!! Totally cool.
GO PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY - Available at your local BARNES & NOBLE.
February 22, 2008 - I just got the email from Mike Dalgaard at QuickThrottle Magazine.
They will be using the GLORY STOMPER Illustration for the cover art for the March Issue.
Many, many thanks to Mike and his wife, Nancy, for believing in my work so much!
(They always do a great job with my work, so I can't wait to check it out... again!)
February 20, 2008 - OK, I am just really excited about the next motorcycle portrait I am doing,
that I decided (against my better judgement) to post a preview of the work in progress so far...
KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR MORE UPDATES AS THE PROGRESS CONTINUES...
November 28, 2007 - This has been a very productive year... at least for publishing my work.
To date, this year, my work has been the cover illustration for 4 different magazine issues AND
I got 3 featured pages in the Illustrator CS3 WOW! Book. Not bad, but I want more!!!
Now I have a goal (a total if you will) to beat in 2008. Stay tuned...
November 26, 2007 - I just got an email last night from Beth Silva. She is the Art Director
for a Trade Publication called "Dealer News". It is a magazine marketed to all the power
sports dealers in that industry... you know, motorcycle dealers, Sea-Doos, Jetskis, boats, etc...
They will be using my portrait of the "DUCATI" print for their December Cover issue.
The December issue typically showcases one of the most successful industry dealers,
but this year, since she really liked the DUCATI Print, she wanted to use that shot for
this year's cover. She found my website on some random search for motorcycle art.
I think the cover came out great... here it is. Let me know what you think!
November 25, 2007 - I have FINALLY finished my Print of Matt Hotch's "CHINGON" Bike!
(Here is the final image preview... Of course, you can also go to the Motorcycle Art Page
and Click on the CHINGON Thumbnail to check out the Print Page for more info.
(And for God's Sake, don't forget to Click on the ZOOMIFY link below the image
thumbnail so you can zoom in on all the details of this amazing print!)
October 31, 2007 - Well, it is official now... I am on MySpace!
You can find my page at: www.myspace.com/pentoolart
(Click on the PICS Link to check out my portfolio of Motorcycle
illustration work on MySpace as well as seeing it all on this site...)
September 5, 2007 - After spending most of this past summer learning all the new features of the CS3 Applications,
I am getting back to work on my motorcycle portrait art in Illustrator CS3.
I experimented with the New Simplify Dialog Box... It now gives you a reading of all the anchor points in your file!
With that in mind, I opened up each of my motorcycle portraits and counted all the anchor points in each one:
HERE'S THE RESULTS:
RED CHROME - 103,961 Anchor Points
THE DUCATI - 61,215 Anchor Points
THE GLORY STOMPER - 120,426 Anchor Points
RED INDIAN - 101,804 Anchor Points
REVENGE - 37,861 Anchor Points
SUPER STOCK - 127,885 Anchor Points
V-LUX - 52,512 Anchor Points
AWHOLELOTTAORANGE - 58,874 Anchor Points
THE CRYPT - 104,123 Anchor Points
DEATH RAY - 49,726 Anchor Points
CHINGON - 173,867 Anchor Points