Raheem Nelson

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  1. Featured Illustration: Black Lives Matter

    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…

  2. Art and Value

    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…

  3. #WhereIsRa?: Times Square

    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…

  4. #WhereIsRa?: Penn Station

    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…

  5. Artist Etiquette in the Digital Age

    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…

  6. Apps for Art: Paper by 53

    23 Oct 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be going over one of the apps I use In my last post on my Apps for Art series I will be covering Paper by 53. Paper is a notetaking, drawing, and painting hybrid app. It can be used by pretty…

  7. Featured Illustration: Christina Kane

    22 Oct 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest illustration During my Artist Residence I created a lot of paintings inspired The Grove. One of which was a Pop Art series based on Christina Kane, The Grove’s Director of Culture. She was extremely helpful with…

  8. Featured Illustration: Selfie

    16 Oct 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest illustration Aside from art I am heavily inspired by fashion. I believe in dressing well and being professional. It’s who I am and a big part of my brand. Every so often I like to come…

  9. Apps for Art: Procreate

    15 Oct 2014
    Procreate is by far my favorite app for creating art. With it’s clean UI and responsiveness it’s been my go to app for portraits, cartooning and commissions. The standout feature for me are the brushes and the blender. The tools are divided up into categories. There’s Sketching, Inking, Painting and…

  10. #WhereIsRa?: CWOS Alternative Space

    13 Oct 2014
    For the third year in a row I participated in City Wide Open Studios Alternative Space. Like last year it was in The New Haven Armory. Over the past year I have been finely tuning my brand so the message is clear, concise and professional. I had my canvas prints…

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