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

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The sad truth is I may only have time for 1 more personal artwork this year. I am working on a few Christmas commissions and I just don't have time. I don't mind the commissions, I mean it's all about the money right. But I usually don't share commissioned work because. So I want to get in one more personal piece before the end of the year and finish strong leading into 2017. 2016 has been such a great year I want to cap it with something special. Well I guess we'll all see what happens together
The Fantasy Field Guide: Can Opener by Sumo0172
The Fantasy Field Guide: Can Opener
Field Guide:
Can Opener

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Arriving in Yal Vian we heard rumors of a young dragonslayer. Fearless and brash. And willing to take on any challenge in boost their prestige. Since we were already on the hunt to study dragon specimens in Yal Vian we decided to try to find the slayer. If there were anyone who might be able to help us and would be willing to share their knowledge it would be this ambitious adventurer. And when we did finally locate the dragonslayer we were all surprised. First by how the slayer dispatched its target but also by the discovery that the young slayer was a woman. This realization definitely did not go unnoticed by myself.

The Fantasy Field Guide series includes these illustrations:
The Fantasy Field Guide - In-flight Entertainment by Sumo0172The Fantasy Field Guide: Heavy Foot Dragon by Sumo0172The Fantasy Field Guide: The King Eater Dragon by Sumo0172The Fantasy Field Guide: Vormund 2 by Sumo0172The Fantasy Field Guide: Plains Elves by Sumo0172

Strathmore 11 x 17 300 Series Bristol Smooth
Pentel CLiCK 0.5 PD275 MEXICO 9G Mechanical Pencil
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AKB48: Kodama Haruka - Sunshine by Sumo0172
AKB48: Kodama Haruka - Sunshine
Haruka Kodama was originally promoted to HKT48's Team H on March 4, 2012. She was given a concurrent position with AKB48's Team A on April 28, 2013 during AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai. Her concurrent position was transferred to AKB's Team K on February 24, 2014 at AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri.

Haruppi is pure sunshine. She appears and the room brightens as she fills it with her light. Her smile has an undeniable clarity of happiness and joy.

Other AKB48 portraits:
AKB48: Hirata Rina - American Kowai by Sumo0172AKB48: Tano Yuka - Dragonslayer by Sumo0172AKB48: Okada Nana - Be Cool! by Sumo0172AKB48: Minegishi Minami - Warlord by Sumo0172AKB48: Muto Tomu - Miwaku-tekina Yume by Sumo0172


Strathmore 11 x 17 300 Series Bristol Smooth
Pentel CLiCK 0.5 PD275 MEXICO 9G Mechanical Pencil
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Tree Spirit by Sumo0172
Tree Spirit
A collaborative painting done with Paul Firth for CF Artworks

24 x 48 Canvas
Acrylic Paint
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Nude 2016
Neutral pose

Strathmore 11 x 17 300 Series Bristol Smooth
Pentel CLiCK 0.5 PD275 MEXICO 9G Mechanical Pencil
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To create great pieces of iconic artwork that will be appreciated for centuries long after I am dead

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Rodolfo Cortez Jr.
Artist | Professional | 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.

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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
May you find this a year of solid accomplishment, of a strong and justified sense of vindication in all that you do.  May you never grow so firm in your convictions that you become immune to reason, may you never grow so flexible that your backbone disappears.  May you face courtesy with courtesy, honesty with honor, and never allow yourself to become soiled by the vileness of a cause or opposition.  Remember what you believe and that for which you are fighting, welcome a repentant brother, be just as a implacable as the grimmest foe.  Rejoice in victory, heal from defeat, rise from both to fight with all you have to offer again.  A very happy birthday to you--and may you be ever a Happy Warrior.
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much. I will always push to be better. I always appreciate your support for me
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
I am so grateful you share your wonderful art!
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CharlesWS Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Hello, a truly happy birthday to you! :) :cake: :)
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday.
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. Hope you had a good one.
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orabich Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

:party: Happy Birthday! :cake:

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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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Sansomon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday !
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Sansomon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
My pleasure !
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Have a great birthday, Rodolfo.  :)
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Zoe
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