Raheem Nelson (Ra!) has been iPad Painting for almost five years now. (Drawing and Painting traditionally for over 20.) Networking has been just as important to his success as actually learning how to use the apps to create art. The logical thing was to approach Apple about doing a workshop.
Their marketing campaigns flirted with the idea of iPad Art but never really delved into what could be done. With their "Start Something New" campaign Apple did just that. Then before he knew it The West 14th St store reached out to him to run a workshop and it was amazing. He split his workshop into demoing apps and showing finished paintings. This way he never lingered on anything and his audience got a mix of iPad Painting apps. Photos by Lora Germain.
The following day Ra visited Fifty Three's offices (creators of Paper) for their remixer event. They're a great startup and we can appreciate the fact that they view their artists and enthusiasts as a community. He got to meet the team and learned a lot of new tricks in Paper. Lastly Ra would like to thank Enrique Lastra at Apple, Amy Cao at Fifty Three, Jean Paul Germain and Lora Germain for all of their support.