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I've been wondering. What are your thoughts on my current focus on AKB48? 

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Dryads by Sumo0172
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Simple dryad designs for a project I and another artist are working on
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Infinity by Sumo0172
Infinity
Their love is eternal

Strathmore 11 x 17 300 Series Bristol Smooth
Pentel CLiCK 0.5 PD275 JAPAN 9G Mechanical Pencil
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I feel like in 2014 I lost track of the graphic nature I want my artworks and portraits to have and only picked up on it towards the end of the year. I want my art to be much more dependent on simple lines and shapes and yet still be full of realism and life. That is why this is my favorite artwork from 2014
AKB48: Watanabe Mayu - The Grandmaster by Sumo0172
So much of it is simple, flat and undefined yet still there is a believability and a connection to the subject.

That is the challenge I have always put on myself and my art to form the strongest bond with the viewer but doing it the simplest way possible. This year I want my work to be even less dependent on detail and shadow. But this doesn't mean my artworks will become simple line drawings with no dedication to the negative space. On the contrary, I simply want line and shape to carry the weight of detail at shadow. I also want to begin venturing into the negative space and see I can do there, albeit with simplicity of course. This year I want my work to start that way it ended last year and evolve from there.

There was a person I used to be. I have accomplished many things and I am proud of who I have become. But I remember this person I used to be and I know he was better than the person I am now in many ways. I will continue to grow and achieve new things but I will also do my best to be that person I used to be again.

Thank you for reminding of that person who I was

I feel like in 2014 I lost track of the graphic nature I want my artworks and portraits to have and only picked up on it towards the end of the year. I want my art to be much more dependent on simple lines and shapes and yet still be full of realism and life. That is why this is my favorite artwork from 2014
AKB48: Watanabe Mayu - The Grandmaster by Sumo0172
So much of it is simple, flat and undefined yet still there is a believability and a connection to the subject.

That is the challenge I have always put on myself and my art to form the strongest bond with the viewer but doing it the simplest way possible. This year I want my work to be even less dependent on detail and shadow. But this doesn't mean my artworks will become simple line drawings with no dedication to the negative space. On the contrary, I simply want line and shape to carry the weight of detail at shadow. I also want to begin venturing into the negative space and see I can do there, albeit with simplicity of course. This year I want my work to start that way it ended last year and evolve from there.

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Rodolfo Cortez Jr.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am self taught artist but I did study graphic communications at the University of Southern Mississippi. My preferred medium is illustration with pencil being my preferred media, namely the Pentel CLiCK 0.5 PD275 JAPAN 9G Mechanical Pencil. I also paint and sculpt when the muse takes me. I am here on deviantART to share my work but also to be inspired by my fellow artists.

Personal Quote: Work smarter not harder
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EbonyClokk Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for all the favorites :D
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jam-bad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy new year man,hope it's a good one for you ^_^
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy New Year to you and may your year be good as well
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idmusica Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
just awesome, man. keep on doing it so great.
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you I will do my best
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello
I truly Love Your Style, very impressive Art Masterpieces in your:gallery: Gallery. A True Artists. My New Friend from Juan ( jvel4073 ). :handshake:
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I appreciate the compliment
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AnyaUribe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Hi there Mr Artgod! :aww:
Hope you have a very Happy B day! :hug:
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you my eternal :worship: Goddess
I am grateful for our continued friendship
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FERNL Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, my best wishes for you :cake:
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!!!
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope you had a wonderful day.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
A very joyous year's ride 'round the sun on Carousel Earth starting today, with the ups and downs so exciting and fun that you only laugh and hang on the harder! May a year from today find you wiser, more skilled, happier, and successful, and reaching out for the brass ring with a big smile, eager for another ride! May beauty and laughter be your constant companions. May your friends smile to see you, and strangers look at you with interested respect. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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