Raheem Nelson

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  1. Frank E. Brady

    Date 07 Oct 2018
    I have noticed a shift in my friend, Frank Brady. I have always known him to be focused, positive and extremely influential. As of late he has taken his public speaking, poetry and hustle to new heights. This man does not know what a glass ceiling is. It seemed like…

  2. Self Portrait

    Date 28 Sep 2018
    The last realistic looking self portrait I created was last year in December. Creating illustrations of my self is rare especially in this style. The reason for that is it’s always a little eerie to see myself emerge from a digital canvas. I used a reference photo that a friend of…

  3. Amaurys Grullon

    Date 24 Sep 2018
    Amaurys is a creative entrepreneur based in The Bronx. I met him through my friend Diego (who I also painted) at Amaurys’s shop, The Bronx Native. This was my first real experience in The BX and I just loved the vibe. I always try to pick dynamic individuals as my…

  4. Preview: Dream Chronicles

    Date 17 Sep 2018
    I’m happy announce my new project! I was referred to author, KaMyka Glenn to illustrate her children’s book, Dream Chronicles. I illustrated the entire book over the course of a year using Procreate on my iPad. From storyboards to the finished product I throughly enjoyed illustrating my first children’s book…

  5. Dani Jo

    Date 16 Sep 2018
    I like the momentum I have so far with my portrait paintings as of late so with that in mind I created another one. I chose to paint my friend, Dani Jo. She is an activist and creator of the brand, Sour Tiger. I illustrated this portrait with three backgrounds…

  6. Rahisha Bivens

    Date 08 Sep 2018
    Keeping with my momentum on portrait paintings I started a series of paintings on my girlfriend, Rahisha. She is a dynamic and charismatic woman with many talents. Rahisha is a serial entrepreneur, creative director, activist, producer and many other things. I wanted to create a small series that would convey…

  7. Dandy in The Bronx

    Date 05 Sep 2018
    This is my fourth time illustrating Diego Leon aka Dandy in The Bronx. He’s multifaceted, inspiring and the life of the party. I have enjoyed watching him grow more successful since I met him at The Tie Bar’s Pop Up shop in Nolita. I went with a painterly style to…

  8. Childish Gambino

    Date 24 Aug 2018
    My friend, Chris Ortiz put me onto a rapper by the name of Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover. Glover acted, performed standup, created music and also wrote for 30 Rock among other things. I thought his music was cool but lacked polish. This was before his first album, “Camp.” As…

  9. Rihanna

    Date 22 Aug 2018
    It feels good to be getting back to portrait art. It’s one of the cornerstones of the paintings I create. With that in mind I created this series inspired by Rihanna’s cover features on Vogue and New York Magazine. I experimented with different brush and blending settings to challenge myself…

  10. Ironheart

    Date 06 Aug 2018
    One morning my girlfriend, Rahisha wore a red top with black pants to go to work. She sported a large Afro and it sparked an idea. I would illustrate her as Marvel’s Riri Williams aka Ironheart. I was fascinated by the character when she debuted in Iron Man before taking over his title for a…

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