Raheem Nelson

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  1. Illustrations for My Wedding

    18 Oct 2021
    As an artist I put a lot of pressure on myself to create illustrations for my wedding that were unique and spoke to the story of how my wife and I came together. We’re both creative people so she had a lot of input into how the final products turned…

  2. Client Work: Arts for Labor

    10 Aug 2021
    I’m excited to share my new collaboration with The International Festival of Arts & ideas! I was commissioned by them to illustrate essential workers. (including myself since my day job is as a paraprofessional for New Haven Public Schools.) I wanted to create these portraits in a vibrant pop art…

  3. Client Work: AP Femininity

    09 Aug 2021
    As a champion for young girls and a new stepfather I’m excited to talk about my newest partnership with AP Femininity. I created these illustrations for their workbook for young girls. Here are a few words from the founder, Alisha Stevens.  “Lady in Development is a curriculum designed to provide…

  4. Portrait Art: Yuzo Potts

    10 May 2021
     This was a portrait that I created for myself and others. We all have our own ways of processing grief. When my friend (and extended family) Yuzo passed away I went through a cocktail of intense sadness and rage. It was a low point that impacted not just my work…

  5. ArtRage Vitae Mobile: Green Apple Study

    10 May 2021
    In this video I show you how to create a realistic still life painting of a Green Apple using the app ArtRage Vitae. ArtRage Vitae Mobile is available now on iOS and Google Play.

  6. ArtRage Vitae Mobile: Basics

    16 Apr 2021
    In this video  I show you how to create a canvas, use the oils brush, paint tube and palette knife. Features are also in the ArtRage Mobile  Classic but are smoother and more powerful in the new ArtRage Mobile Vitae. Available now on iOS and Google Play. 

  7. Client Work: My Invisalign Journey

    05 Nov 2020
    In collaboration with The Center For Esthetic Dentistry I created an artistic time lapse video of my Invisalign process. This involved created the art in Procreate and putting all the frames in iMovie to create the narrative. A script was created, I recorded voiceover and added music to bring it…

  8. Portrait Art: Desiree Robinson

    05 Sep 2020
    It’s been a few months since I created any digital portrait paintings so I decided to create this one of my stepdaughter, Desiree. I started with a rough sketch, refined it and then worked on the rough painting until I was happy with it. One of the most important factors…

  9. Bake Your Day Series: Olive Oil Cake

    28 Jul 2020
    Today I’m starting a new series of paintings on food art. I’m collaborating with my friend and fellow creator, Amanda Glover (Amanda Bakes) to create illustrations based on her delicious recipes. This is our second collaboration since we published the recipe book, Sweetie Bake Your Day. (Which is available here.)…

  10. Citrus

    26 Jul 2020
    I’ve stayed busy during COVID with photography, videography and freelance illustration. What I didn’t create was any artwork for myself. So, I let myself go through this space and found inspiration through a website called Unsplash. After gathering reference photos I decided to get back into creating food paintings. This…

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