Raheem Nelson

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  1. Suit Up Series: Camel Coat and Guncheck Suit

    29 Dec 2015
    Since last year I wanted a topcoat to stay dapper and warm in the cold winter months. Thanks to Combatant Gentleman I was able to find one that is not only warm but fits like a glove right out of the box. I decided on a camel color for the…

  2. #WhereIsRa?: Try The World Pop Up Event

    14 Dec 2015
    It has been a whirlwind month so far with little time for blogging. Today I’m fixing that. Last Friday I was invited to paint live at The Try The World Pop Up shop in Manhattan.  Try The World is a subscription box with gourmet food from around the world. I…

  3. Suit Up Series: Those Glenplaid Blues

    09 Nov 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be reviewing Combatant Gentleman’s Steel Blue Glenplaid Double Breasted Suit So I ordered Combatant Gentleman’s Steel Blue Glenplaid Double Breasted Suit. This was part of their Spring/Summer collection and has unfortunately been discontinued. I wear a 38S normally but had to…

  4. Hands on with iPad Pro

    20 Oct 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Today’s post is all about the iPad Pro.  Recently Apple invited me to an exclusive party in Manhattan to try out the upcoming iPad Pro. I was able to create some paintings on it using the Apple Pencil and will share my thoughts on the device.…

  5. Featured Illustration: The New Haven Green

    08 Oct 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest urban landscape painting I walk by through the New Haven Green every time I head Downtown. When I create a location based painting I try to draw from an emotional attachment. There are many great events…

  6. Featured Illustration: Jorge Colombo (Alternate Version)

    04 Oct 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Today I’m sharing an alternate version of my latest portrait painting.  Whenever I work on a portrait for a few days I create multiple copies to save different parts of the process. It’s a great way to have a backup copy in case of an emergency.…

  7. Featured Illustration: Jorge Colombo

    01 Oct 2015
    Welcome to my blog! Today I’m sharing my painting of renowned artist, Jorge Colombo. He also took the time to answer some questions…  1. What inspired you to take up iPhone and then iPad Painting? Jorge: I used to work with ink and watercolors but it was complicated to paint

  8. Featured Illustration: Lindsey Pina

    22 Sep 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest portrait painting.  A lot people notice my portraits when they look at my online portfolio. I’m all about capturing the essence of my subjects. They also wonder why I don’t have more of them. The reason…

  9. #WhereIsRa?: GQ + Bloomingdale’s Fall Suit Upgrade

    19 Sep 2015
    This blog marks the conclusion of my New York Fashion Week Coverage.  Last night at Bloomingdales, GQ hosted a menswear fashion event complete with personal shopping, haircuts, shoe shining and much more. GQ Insider, Leo Chan was one of the hosts for the event so that’s how I heard about…

  10. #WhereIsRa?: Essence Street Style Block Party

    15 Sep 2015
    My New York Fashion Week experience continues with Essence’s Street Style Block Party in Dumbo.  I attended last Sunday and created some live paintings of the jovial crowd. Dumbo is quickly becoming one of my favorite parts of Brooklyn. There was live music, performances, lectures, and vendors. It was an…

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