President Trump will be heading to Japan next week -and while on his visit will also be attending the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo and is even expected to present a custom-made trophy which he has dubbed the “Trump Cup” to the victor at the Ryogoku Kokugikan, the sumo hall.
This lead me to envision our rather hefty President Don-san Trump as a sumo wrestler himself… So I created this satirical drawing depicting him as a formidable sumo wrestler from the West… and have aptly nicknamed him, “Otoro” (Fatty Tuna). The drawing was created in various layers (in Adobe Illustrator) using a Wacom digital drawing tablet…. I then brought the vector drawing into Adobe Photoshop- where I added in scanned painted gouache textures and also additional digital color to create the look of the final illustration….
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