Raheem Nelson

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  1. Captain America Vs. Iron Man

    Date 09 May 2016
    I’ve been a Marvel Comics fan since I was 7 years old and we’re in the golden age of comic book superhero movies.  I never could’ve imagined seeing the Avengers on screen together. Captain America: Civil War came out on Thursday in the US and I’ve already seen it twice. …

  2. Happy Mother’s Day

    Date 08 May 2016
    For your special day I finally got around to creating your portrait. It was important that I encapsulated your vibrant personality and vibrant spirit. I know for a fact that I would not be the man I am today without you.   Usually for portraits in Procreate I approach it like…

  3. iPad Pro (Day 13)

    Date 04 May 2016
    Welcome to Day 13 of my iPad Pro and Procreate coverage. Today I created several paintings from observation while at 101 Threads. 101 Threads is an innovative gallery in New Haven featuring my art and the art of many others.  My aim was to take what was right and front…

  4. iPad Pro (Day 12)

    Date 02 May 2016
    Welcome to Day 12 of my iPad Pro and Procreate coverage. Today I’m switching things up. I’m onto only showcasing my own work but also the work of my talented students. Aside from being a freelance artist I also teach.  Arts for Learning is the program I work with and…

  5. #WhereIsRa?: Minnesota and Iowa

    Date 28 Apr 2016
    During Spring Break I took a family vacation to Minnesota and Iowa. For once I left my iPad at home. (Especially since my carry on was stuffed to the brim.) Instead I created some paintings from life on my iPhone using the Brushes app. Also it’s been some time since…

  6. iPad Pro (Day 11)

    Date 27 Apr 2016
    Welcome to Day 11 of my iPad Pro coverage. I took the entire day to focus on one portrait instead of doing a few smaller projects like the previous days. My goal was to try some new tools with this portrait to stay outside of my comfort zone.  I’m still…

  7. iPad Pro (Day 10)

    Date 14 Apr 2016
    Welcome to Day 10 of my iPad Pro coverage. It’s finally warming up in New Haven so I took the opportunity to paint outside today. First, let me say True Tone display has been easy on the eyes and I love how it adjusts automatically to the light in any…

  8. A Larger Perspective Part II (iPad Pro 12.9)

    Date 13 Apr 2016
    Welcome to my blog! Here is a special post by my fellow artist and friend, Keith Cowan. He’ll be talking about how he uses the iPad Pro 12.9 inch model.  Keith and I in California before mDAC 2015 First, I will start with thanking my good friend Raheem Nelson for…

  9. iPad Pro (Day 9)

    Date 13 Apr 2016
    Welcome to Day 9 of my iPad Pro coverage. I’m using the new 9.7 inch model and Procreate. Today I emphasized hand lettering in my work with these latest illustrations.  The goal was to see just how accurate I could get with my writing and implement that into my artwork.…

  10. iPad Pro (Day 8)

    Date 11 Apr 2016
    Welcome to Day 9 of my iPad Pro coverage. Today was especially interesting. There was a Holocaust survivor and a Rwandan Genocide survivor present to speak to the High School kids I work with.  While they were listening to their triumphs through adversity I took the opportunity to do some live painting and…

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