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Rakim by AwardTour Rakim by AwardTour
Finally finished, this portrait has taken weeks to complete but it's finally done and I couldn't be happier. All in all this must have taken over 20 hours but I stopped counting about a third of the way through. The portrait is of Rakim - a pioneer in hip-hop and one of the all time greats.

If you're interested in the progression of the piece...

WIP 1 [link]
WIP 2 [link]
WIP 3 [link]

9"x 12" (HB-4B)
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:iconjonionly26:
JoniOnly26 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
The god mc !!!!!! Omega
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:iconoutlawninja:
OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Wow, great work.
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:icontapehisspop:
TapeHissPop Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The GOD MC!
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:iconblackgurl:
blackgurl Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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:iconwega13:
wega13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!!!
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:iconorgojo-d:
ORGOJO-D Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
wooooooooooow big up
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:iconpinkchicccaa:
PinKChiCcCaA Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Aww,That's awesome!I'll try to draw him! :D
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:iconbeastarteest87:
BeastArteest87 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
your work is iLL man! love your style!
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
thanks man! appreciate it
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:iconbeastarteest87:
BeastArteest87 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no problem keep up the awesome works!
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:icondjmark563:
DJMark563 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Great portrait of the God. Been wanting to flex a Rakim sketch for a minute now.

Biggups. Keep up the good work, blud.
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:iconmanlaren:
manlaren Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
awesome drawing, Rakim is a dope rapper like Skee-lo, Dru Down, Topp Dogg, UGK, Lords of the Underground and all them others
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:iconfatalblackrose69:
FatalBlackRose69 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RACK BALL
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:icondavid-dennis:
David-Dennis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
AWESOME
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:iconmarcelsouza:
marcelsouza Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
WOOOOW!
The god muthafuckin MC!
Fantastic man=D
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
thanksss!
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:icondeeshine:
DeeShine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
very nice, getting into inner details with tones and all but I think the ear on the left is out of focus and the cracks on the lips could connect more to the actual lips
after all really nice you should be happy about it ^^
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AwardTour Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
thanks for the honest feedback its always helpful to hear if a drawing has any shortcomings. Since you mentioned the ear, thats kind of how the original picture looks (high amount of focus in the foreground which is the nose and mouth, lower focus as you pan outward towards the ear). Definitely not trying to say this is a perfect portrait, but that aspect in particular is supposed to look like that.
Anyways, thanks for the comment, I'm definitely happy how this turned out!
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:icondeeshine:
DeeShine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome!, love your work keep it going ^^
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:iconharlowdreams:
harlowdreams Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
The detail in this is awesome.Good work! :heart:
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
appreciate it, thanks for the fav!
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:iconxhastexo:
xHaStexo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
killer man! the details are sic!!!
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
thanks!
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:iconwator:
Wator Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it =)
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
thanks!
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:iconrisingson16:
risingson16 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Now that's what's up!!! =D Great Job.
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
thanks, much appreciated!
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:iconrisingson16:
risingson16 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
you're welcome... The compliment is well deserved. =D
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:iconvivid-funk:
Vivid-Funk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Dude's new album was on point...not as on point of this pic you did, tho. Man you can draW!!!
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Seventh Seal, definitely Rakim doin what he does...appreciate the feedback!
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:iconmeltflesh:
meltflesh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
damn this is really great. keep drawing
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
thanks! and i aint never gonna stop always more drawings comin!
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:iconmeltflesh:
meltflesh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's what i like to hear!
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:iconsushkinetics:
SushKinetics Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   Interface Designer
Awesome drawing, I love all your hip hop portraits
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:iconawardtour:
AwardTour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
glad you like, i appreciate the feedback!
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