Raheem Nelson

Blog

  1. iPad Pro (Day 24)

    Date 16 Jul 2016
    While in Manhattan recently I practiced speed painting at various galleries in Chelsea and Cooper Hewitt Museum. Speed painting means creating art that captures the subject as quickly as possible. It’s a great exercise for staying loose and really paying attention to what you’re painting. I spent five to ten…

  2. iPad Pro (Day 23)

    Date 05 Jul 2016
    During another trip to New York City I created more paintings from life. These studies make use of the Old Square Brush from the Procreate forums. These pieces were done at Brooklyn Bridge Park and indoors at the Columbus Circle Shopping Center.  It was cloudy so the usual glare I…

  3. iPad Pro (Day 22)

    Date 01 Jul 2016
    Today I experimented with a reference photo I took of a Camaro in Manhattan recently. Basically I created paintings in various styles to see how it affected the mode of each piece. The styles range from cartoony to painterly. Using different styles for the same reference photo is a good…

  4. iPad Pro (Day 21)

    Date 29 Jun 2016
    I spent the day in Manhattan recently and came up a new series of paintings and illustrations. First I created a painting of a lion statue on 42nd st. I started it as a plein air and finished the art at the Mid Manhattan Library. My work has taken on…

  5. iPad Art by RJ

    Date 28 Jun 2016
    Today I want to talk about my student, RJ. For the past year I have been working with him one to one to help improve his iPad Art. RJ is a student in high school whose is interested in Cartooning and Animation. We’ve been working on composition, draftsmanship, and other…

  6. Commissions Breakdown: Brush Stroke Portrait

    Date 21 Jun 2016
    Today I want to talk about my most popular commission category. I’ve been experimenting with creating portraits that are both accurate to the subject but very painterly. I call them “Brush Stroke Portraits.” They have an impressionist feel and have visible brush strokes.  This bridges the gap between the artwork and…

  7. iPad Pro (Day 20)

    Date 17 Jun 2016
    With the iPad Pro combined with hard work I’ve noticed a newfound confidence in my work. No longer am I concerned about every line being precise and controlled. It reminds me of gesture drawing and painting at ECA and School of Visual Arts a few years later. My art has…

  8. iPad Pro (Day 19)

    Date 13 Jun 2016
    This past weekend was a lot of fun. I spent the day in New York City and got some iPad Painting in before my shift at The Tie Bar Pop Up shop. First I went to The Studio Museum in Harlem to do some studies in Procreate and ArtRage before creating…

  9. iPad Pro (Day 18)

    Date 09 Jun 2016
    Yesterday I participated in Ross Woodward’s Career Day. I love talking to kids of all grade levels about the work I’m doing and inspiring them. It’s my favorite kind of volunteer work because it’s rewarding for both me and them. Superheroes were the order of the day so I created…

  10. iPad Pro (Day 17)

    Date 07 Jun 2016
    For my paintings today I switched to ArtRage on iPad Pro to put it through it’s paces. For the uninitiated, ArtRage is pretty much a studio painting simulator. You get access to oils, watercolors, paint tubes, markers and more. I’ve been using it for years and have created some of…

Using Format