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Hello everybody and a happy 2016! It has been a long time since I posted anything on this journal and on this site. I've been really busy at work and life in general. I have a loving and caring girlfriend now that takes up a nice chunk of my free time. But I still manage to create art everyday at work as well at home.

So I'm sick today which means that I have some time to talk about what's going on with me and art. First bit of news is that I have a new job as a graphic designer for one of the largest wall decor company in the U.S. I have to say that I love my new job, work environment is great and my coworkers are awesome. It is a nice change of pace from the chaotic Silk Screening company that I worked for 4 years. Great experience but lacked incentives to stay. The new job has more opportunities to work the ladder of the company.

Biggest news in terms of personal art is my training to become ambidextrous and so far I've made a lot of improvements for my left hand. I've been keeping a sketch dairy on instagram to keep track of my progress. I have to date 280 sketches so far. I draw a sketch every day with my non dominate hand which for me is my left. Subject for my sketches ranges from fan art, animals, flowers, vehicles and a whole lot of other stuff. You can literally see my progress from Day 1 to Day 280. You can check out my profile at www.instagram.com/artofmondo.l…

I encourage any artist to try it especially those who do it professionally. I started doing it because I experienced carpal tunnel syndrome on my right hand which made it painful to work and draw. I managed to over come it by fixing the way I worked on my wacom and working out my body to fix any imbalances. The main reason that made me want to work on my left hand more is because I have two friends that experience far worse trauma than me. One works for Sony and his case was waking up to not moving his arm at all for 3 months. What does one do when you can move your arm at all to create at. He joked about drawing with his left hand, which made me think really hard. I don't want that to happen to me. As a person who loves to create art I made the effort to draw with my left hand, non dominant.

If you have had any kind of trauma from over use of your dominant hand feel free to comment below. Or if you are ambidextrous yourself feel free to share your story and reason to learn. Other than that you can check out my instagram daily sketch dairy at.

www.instagram.com/artofmondo.l…;    

Remember, you don't work out one side of your body but both. Why should we only use one hand to write and draw? Hands have muscles too.  
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Beast Coast
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: Yoshi Wolly World
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Water
Pop Eye Compton Fire Department by arm01
Pop Eye Compton Fire Department
This is a commission piece that I recently did at the end of last year for Compton Fire Department house 3. I hope you enjoy it!
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God by arm01
God
It has been a very very very long time since I've posted anything on Deviant. I've been so busy posting on Instgram these days. If you want to check that out, I've been doing an art challenge to become ambidextrous. That's right! I'm a right handed artist drawing with his left. I post a sketch a day and so far I've done 280 sketches to date. I haven't missed one day of sketching. Some sketches are small and some more complex. If you are interested check it out at.

www.instagram.com/artofmondo.l…

On that page, I made a little contest prize for my 100th follower. That was to draw anything he or she wanted. For my 100th follower's request he wanted me to draw what God looks. It was an interesting challenge and I hope you enjoy my version of the ultimate creator, God. Enjoy!
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Armando Elizondo
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Favourite genre of music: Indy
Favourite style of art: Quick Sketch
Operating System: Windows
Favourite cartoon character: Bender
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SatoshiTakeo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome for the fave  !  :heart: :la: :heart: KILL LA KILL DeeDee ! by SatoshiTakeo
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naj8b1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
hey are you still open for commissions?
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arm01 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I am, do you need anything done? 
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kennadyxkohai Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: You Are Welcome 
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75ronin Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Thank You for the llama! :)
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arm01 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No Prob
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ZuzuTurkova Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for faving my work! i appreciate it so much :)
FACES by ZuzuTurkova
If you want, please follow me on INSTA: instagram.com/zuzuturkova/
If you are interested, there are more pics :)
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arm01 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I really like all the facial variations. It's a good reference for artist :)
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ei9 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Happy Birthday Armando my man and may it be totally awesome!
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arm01 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so old now :p
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