Raheem Nelson

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  1. The Lookbook

    Date 13 Jan 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my fashion illustration When Fifty Three released Paper for iOS I wanted to figure out a big project that I could create. After a trip to Manhattan I decided to create a personal Lookbook. Something like a functional…

  2. Featured Illustration: Mrs. Butterworth Pop

    Date 09 Jan 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest ArtRage painting I took the reference photo for this painting just right before Breakfast on Christmas morning. My aim was to capture the feelings of spending time with family over the holidays. It was vacation and…

  3. Featured Illustration: Dad

    Date 02 Jan 2015
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be discussing my latest portrait I generally don’t make resolutions for New Years but I have something in mind for 2015. I want to create as many realistic portrait paintings as possible. I had a mental block with creating them because…

  4. Featured Illustration: Jeff Chery

    Date 27 Dec 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be breaking down my process behind my latest portrait I can’t believe I’m done with this portrait painting. After posting all of the progress online I can finally share the finished piece. I decided to continue capturing portraits of people I…

  5. Featured Illustration: GQ Pop

    Date 11 Dec 2014
    Andy Warhol created his famous Campbell’s Soup Can series because he had it regularly in his life. GQ is a magazine I read regularly for style advice which is a passion of mine. The magazine displays their logo differently month to month so I realized this would make an interesting…

  6. Featured Illustration: Black Lives Matter

    Date 04 Dec 2014
    I used to view unlawful treatment of black men by police officers as something that didn’t directly affect me. I’ve never had any issues with the police and I intend to keep it that way. Over the years I opened my eyes to what’s really going on. It does affect…

  7. Art and Value

    Date 20 Nov 2014
    It’s one thing to create art for yourself but to sell it is more complicated. I’ve been freelancing for about two years and I’ve discovered just how important it is to value your work. The illustrations and paintings I create take time and I should be compensated for that. Dealing…

  8. #WhereIsRa?: Times Square

    Date 13 Nov 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest illustration Last weekend I went into Manhattan to do some more iPad painting on location. I took my easel and planned to hit Times Square, Columbus Circle and Williamsburg. It was colder than I thought so…

  9. #WhereIsRa?: Penn Station

    Date 30 Oct 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest illustration Recently I stopped by Manhattan before a trip to Long Island to see some old friends. Whenever I go into the city I make sure I create a painting from life. Since I already painted…

  10. Artist Etiquette in the Digital Age

    Date 28 Oct 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be listing my opinions on artist etiquette Artists should encourage each other and not tear each other down. Artists should be willing to accept constructive feedback on their work. We all have room to improve. Don’t critique an artist’s art on…

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