Raheem Nelson

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  1. The Norwegian Wool Experience Recap

    18 Nov 2016
    Last week I attended The Norwegian Wool Experience in Manhattan. It was organized by Style Chronicles and hosted by The Plainville Gent and my always stylish friend, Dandy In The Bronx. Here’s some info about the event via his website:  “Norwegian Wool has mixed technology and fashion to bring you

  2. Curating On Instagram

    11 Nov 2016
    I have been approaching posting to Instagram in a different way lately. Let’s call it an experiment. When you go to an art gallery to view paintings it’s generally curated. With Instagram have a grid layout why not approach it the same way. My output is usually a painting a…

  3. Apple Event TriBeCa

    03 Nov 2016
    Recently I was invited to talk about the work I have been creating on the iPad Pro with Apple in Manhattan. It’s been a productive year to say the least.  The highlights for me have been the work I created in California, New Orleans, and NYFW. Below are some of…

  4. Family Portrait

    29 Oct 2016
    My Mom commissioned me (pro-bono of course because family doesn’t pay) to illustrate our family. I’ve been getting back to my Pop Art style since I got the Apple Pencil.  It allows for more line weight variety and makes the illustration feel solid. Illustrating the three of us was challenging…

  5. Freelancing Tips (Video)

    21 Oct 2016
    I wanted to create a short video on some of the things I’ve learned about freelancing. It was made with illustrators in mind but there are tips that you can apply for virtually any work for hire situation. I hope you find it helpful.

  6. City Wide Open Studios: Armory Weekend Recap

    17 Oct 2016
    I had so much fun exhibiting my work at City Wide Open Studios. The New Haven Armory is the designated alternate space for artists around town to show their work. Each artist is assigned a room, some shared, some solo I had a small room but did I make the…

  7. Using Flipboard for Content

    10 Oct 2016
    I put together a brief video on how to use Flipboard (on iOS and Android) to find and use content. Consider it a follow up to my last Flipboard video on promotion. You can view the video below…

  8. City Wide Open Studios Opening Reception

    09 Oct 2016
    Friday kicked off the opening reception of City Wide Open Studios. While attending events like this I like to paint live. It’s really important for networking and educating people about the type of art I do. I painted some still lives and studies of work by Eben King, Melanie Carr…

  9. Pop Art Commission

    07 Oct 2016
    I’m thrilled I can finally share one of the private commissions I’ve taken on lately. With work like this you want to make sure everything is signed off on before it’s posted. The work was done for friends of a friend and I didn’t want to ruin the surprise.  It…

  10. Cottonmouth iPad Painting

    03 Oct 2016
    I just finished binge watching Luke Cage and I absolutely loved it. One scene that stood out for me was with Mahershala Ali’s (House of Cards) Cottonmouth standing in front of his portrait of Biggie Smalls. I paused the episode and created this ArtRage painting to capture the scene. There…

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