Raheem Nelson


  1. Be That Easy

    Date 07 Jul 2019
    Being in a loving relationship definitely informs the kind of art that I create. This is the first of a series of paintings on intimacy, self care and wellness. My girlfriend, Rahisha is a hardworking entrepreneur, single mother and activist among other things. It can be difficult for her to relax…

  2. WoW: Voices of Youth

    Date 29 May 2019
    My second collaboration with children’s book author, KaMyka Glenn is now available on Lulu. Check out the description of this exciting new project and images from the book below!  iDream Academy founder created the Within Our world (W.O.W) voices of youth writing workshop in an effort to provide a creative

  3. Testing the iPad Pro 12.9 Part III

    Date 12 May 2019
    Recently I attended How Design Live 2019 in Chicago. I was there on assignment for ImageThink to create a mural on the expo floor. Aside from that I also made time to attend conference talks and do some graphic recording on my new iPad Pro. To backtrack my job for ImageThink…

  4. Testing the iPad Pro 12.9 Part II

    Date 12 Apr 2019
    This week I have been integrating the new iPad into my freelance work, my personal work and for my new job at ImageThink. There is a crispness and clarity to my images on the new pro that is immediately noticeable. The colors really pop. The projects I’m working on range…

  5. Nipsey Hussle

    Date 02 Apr 2019
    The art I enjoy creating the most has a clear message. I was on the phone with my friend Chris (C-E-O) Ortiz. He paused and told me that Nipsey Hussle had been shot and killed in Los Angeles in front of his clothing store. Part of me wasn’t shocked because…

  6. Testing the iPad Pro 12.9 Part I

    Date 01 Apr 2019
    I’m testing out the iPad Pro 12.9 for Apple and recording my thoughts and my first impressions. First I noticed just how big of a jump it is from my 10.5 to the massive 12.9 inch screen. I resisted going big for the longest time because I thought I would…

  7. Behind The Brand

    Date 28 Feb 2019
    For this post I wanted to switch things up from the usual and talk about my brand identity. Over the years I have played with different business card styles. They were cool at the time but I was never really satisfied with them. I wanted something iconic. Eventually I decided…

  8. Jessica Williams

    Date 26 Feb 2019
    For Black History Month I have been creating a small series on Black Women that inspire me in different ways. (Tracee Ellis Ross, Willow Smith) Jessica Williams is a former correspondent of The Daily Show and has since branched out into Netflix specials and becoming one part of the 2…

  9. Tracee Ellis Ross

    Date 19 Feb 2019
    I have wanted to paint another realistic portrait of an actress I admire and respect for a few weeks. Now that I am on vacation I have the time to dedicate to creating a portrait like this. I chose to paint Tracee Ellis Ross because she’s a great actress and…

  10. Willow Smith

    Date 13 Feb 2019
    I’m back to creating celebrity portraits in my artwork. This painting of Willow Smith is a spiritual successor to the piece I did on Solange last year. Using the Procreate app I sketched the figure using the HB Pencil tool. Once I got all of the proportions right I moved…

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