Raheem Nelson

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  1. Commissions Breakdown: Brush Stroke Portrait

    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…

  2. iPad Pro (Day 20)

    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…

  3. iPad Pro (Day 19)

    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…

  4. iPad Pro (Day 18)

    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…

  5. iPad Pro (Day 17)

    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…

  6. Venu Magazine Feature

    06 Jun 2016
    I’m happy to announce I’m featured in this month’s Venu Magazine! It’s available in print or to read online. The feature is on my most recent art show at 66 Summer St in Stamford. You can read the story on page 32 of the magazine and features one of my…

  7. Commissions Breakdown: Comic Portrait

    01 Jun 2016
    Since I’m open for commissions for the Spring/Summer season I wanted to take the time to breakdown the services I offer.  First is the “comic book” portrait. The client gives me a photo for reference and I create a freehand illustration. This can be a cartoony version of your friend,…

  8. Commission Breakdown: Pet Portrait

    01 Jun 2016
    Since I’m open for commissions for the Spring/Summer season I wanted to take the time to breakdown the services I offer.  Second is the “Pet Portrait.” The client gives me a photo for reference and I create a freehand illustration. This can be your dog, cat, turtle, horse, or etc.…

  9. “Kingdom Come Superman” iPad Painting

    31 May 2016
    I wanted to thank my Uncle Steve for the fashion photos he took of me while I was in Minnesota last month. Like me he’s a big comic book collector so it was only natural to paint an icon like Superman. The painting is based on artwork by Alex Ross…

  10. “Uncle Curt and Baby Stella” iPad Painting

    29 May 2016
    I really wanted to challenge myself with the iPad Pro. Just to see what I could come up with over a long period of time. My Mom had a picture of my Uncle and cousin that she thought would make a great painting. Generally I don’t paint multiple subjects in…

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