History, stories & fairytales, nature, realistic, black & white
Carl Nielsen is an illustrator and portrait artist, working in traditional styles and techniques. He is a consummate draftsman who has practiced his realistic graphic style for over 20 years. Carl specializes in historical illustration, portraits and animal illustrations, but he is confident in drawing all genres.
Influences on Carl's work are diverse, including the work of the Old Masters, but his current passion is Chinese and Japanese ink brush paintings, and he has recently been working heavily with ink brush and wash. He strives to be able to create complete works with as little mark making as possible in the oriental tradition.