Raheem Nelson

Featured Illustration: Phantogram

Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest New York centric painting.

A while back a friend of mine put me on the band Phantogram. They were playing at one of the piers in Manhattan. The rain was coming down like crazy but the band’s energy never faltered. It was an amazing set and I just knew I had to commemorate the trip with a painting. With the fog from the stage, the fog and rain made the lead singer, (Sarah Barthel) a shadow. This caused me to take the painting in a very abstract direction. Using Sketchbook Pro and the various watercolor brushes I was able to achieve this effect. There’s a certain movement in the painting. 

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