Raheem Nelson


  1. Storytellers In Fashion 2016 Recap

    29 Nov 2016
    Last year I collaborated with Lifestyle brand 54 Kingdoms on a new project of theirs. It’s finally come to fruition and to celebrate they hosted a night of music, storytelling and of course fashion at DROM in Alphabet City. Check out some of the iPad Paintings i created through the…

  2. “Iris Schencke” iPad Painting

    28 Nov 2016
    I’m very excited to share one of the many commissions I’ve had recently. My good friend and fellow iPad Artist, Iris commissioned me to paint her portrait in the same vein as my Mom’s portrait.  It would be done in a painterly style with some visible brush strokes. Illustrating people…

  3. Studies from The Yale Art Gallery

    20 Nov 2016
    Unfortunately I’ve been sick for the past week. Just a cold but it has inhibited my workflow to say the least. Thankfully I’m out of the woods now. I had cabin fever this past weekend so I managed to venture out to The Yale Art Gallery to do create some…

  4. Curating Photos for Paintings

    20 Nov 2016
    As a visual artist I also became a photographer out of necessity. Whether I’m painting urban landscapes or people having a reference point is great. I used to use photos from Google for most of my work but at the end of the day it’s someone else’s property. It’s much…

  5. 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

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

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