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

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Dream Big by Sumo0172
Dream Big
Simply put I like drawing fairies. I don't get to draw fairies as much as I like so I drew one. I like trying to imagine how they look or what they do. Do they wear clothes or have communities? How do they spend their days? What do their wings look like? Like butterfly wings or dragonfly wings? Or do their wings look unique to themselves? How about their hair looks? Do they have hair? I've even tried to imagine their anatomy. How do they breath? How do they see? Do they speak? Or sing? I love trying to understand they little creatures. I know I'll probably never see a real one but I'm allowed to dream.

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AKB48: Hirata Rina - American Kowai by Sumo0172
AKB48: Hirata Rina - American Kowai
Rina Hirata was a 12th generation Kenkyuusei, in 2013 during AKB Fair at Nippon Budoukan she was a promoted to Team K. She was transferred to Team B on February 24, 2014 at AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri. On March 26, 2015 during AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015 she was transferred to Team A.

Although for professional reasons her official site states Hillary or more accurately Hirarii was born in Fukuoka, Japan but she was actually born in and spent most of her childhood in the American city of Phoenix, Arizona. She currently lives and works in Japan as a member of AKB48. Hirarii is one of the few members of AKB48 who speaks both fluent English and Japanese. And yes the title of this piece is an attempt at a very weak pun.

Other AKB48 portraits:
AKB48: Maeda Ami - Aamin Von Schweetz by Sumo0172AKB48: Muto Tomu - Miwaku-tekina Yume by Sumo0172AKB48: Minegishi Minami - Warlord by Sumo0172AKB48: Okada Nana - Be Cool! by Sumo0172AKB48: Tano Yuka - Dragonslayer by Sumo0172
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AKB48: Tano Yuka - Dragonslayer by Sumo0172
AKB48: Tano Yuka - Dragonslayer
Yuka Tano was originally promoted to Team 4. During the 2012 Tokyo Dome Reformation she was transferred to Team A. On February 24, 2014 at the AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri she was transferred to Team K.

When I think of a Dragonslayer I see a destroyer of monsters. But not just a killer of mythical beasts but a destroyer of things more intangible. A destroyer of the ideas and beliefs that hold us back and hold us down. A Dragonslayer breaks out of self imposed restrictions like fear, doubt and apprehension. A Dragonslayer tears down the boundaries forced on them by prejudice, bigotry and hate. A Dragonslayer stands up and says they will face these challenges, these monsters, these dragons and overcome them, destroy them, slay them. Yuka Tano is a Dragonslayer

Other AKB48 portraits:
AKB48: Miyazawa Sae - KING by Sumo0172AKB48: Maeda Ami - Aamin Von Schweetz by Sumo0172AKB48: Muto Tomu - Miwaku-tekina Yume by Sumo0172AKB48: Minegishi Minami - Warlord by Sumo0172AKB48: Okada Nana - Be Cool! by Sumo0172
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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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