Raheem Nelson

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  1. Sweetie Book Signing and iPad Art at The Makery

    07 Jun 2017
    This Saturday at The Makery I will be teaching an iPad Art workshop at The Makery Coworking space (20 Bank St. New Milford) from 3pm to 4pm. From 12pm to 2pm that same day Amanda Glover (The Author and Baker behind Sweetie) and I will be on hand to sign…

  2. Event Recap: Fabulous Fifth Ave Fair

    22 May 2017
    This past Sunday I participated in The Fabulous Fifth Ave Fair in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The fair was filled to the brim with an amazing selection of vendors and food carts. I was there to showcase my artbook, “From The Elm to The Empire” and Demo on my iPad. I…

  3. First Look: Sweetie Bake Your Day

    15 May 2017
    I’m pleased to announce my next book project of months of work. Hot on the heels of my launch of From The Elm to The Empire, I’m back with another artbook. This time I’m collaborating with talented baker, Amanda Glover and her mobile, Airstream Bakery: Sweetie. Amanda provided me with…

  4. Utilizing the Digital Medium

    02 May 2017
    One of the ways I experiment with my art is to save various copies so I can go back and see my progress. This is especially useful for creating alternate editions of a single illustration. Working digitally makes this very simple. For this exercise I created an illustration of Persona…

  5. Book Signing at Yale Event Recap

    18 Apr 2017
    Last Thursday I held my first book signing for my new artbook, From The Elm to The Empire. I was hosted by The Afro American Cultural Center at Yale. It was one part book talk and one part signing. Friends and family came together to support my latest project and…

  6. From The Elm to The Empire: Launch Day

    13 Apr 2017
    My new artbook, From The Elm to Empire is now available to purchase on Lulu.com! Also you can buy various prints from the book in my store menu. “From The Elm” is available in three distinct versions. There is a “Day One Edition” Softcover, a “Deluxe Edition” Softcover and a…

  7. From The Elm to The Empire: The Back Cover

    29 Mar 2017
    To me the back of the book is just as important as the front. In a previous post I stated I wanted “From The Elm” to have a slight ambiguous edge. There is no title on the front or back.   It’s simply about the art. The back cover is a…

  8. From The Elm to The Empire: The Layout

    22 Mar 2017
    It took a lot of planning and curation to come up with a layout I was satisfied with. I’m a visual person so it helps me to have everything drafted. When I was taking classes at SVA (back in 2006) we were taught to create mock ups of whatever comic…

  9. “We Are Dandy” Event Recap

    16 Mar 2017
    Last week I attended a book signing for We Are Dandy: The Elegant Gentleman Around The World. It was at the glamorous National Arts Club in New York City. I have a great appreciation for dandy style because it’s part of my brand and one of my main passions. I…

  10. From The Elm to The Empire: The Editions

    14 Mar 2017
    From The Elm to The Empire is a massive project. I created over one hundred iPad Paintings over a four year period. Because of this I’m actually publishing three editions of my artbook. The first version is called The Standard Edition. It’s a 74 page paperback book priced at $22.50. …

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