Creative Direction/Illustration


Blog of the ever learning artist- R. Lateef


Honestly, I cannot believe that this happened.

Honestly, I cannot believe that this happened.

This was the single greatest moment of my life.

Daigo Ikeno is my largest inspiration, influence, and driving force for my standard of quality in art. 

It has been a dream of mine to meet him since I was about 10 years old, in which I started drawing Street Fighters and pretty much copying images out of strategy guides. Since then, Ikeno's work has been what I check for nearly everything. He has truly been my teacher from a distance, and I couldn't be happier. Its hard to place into words how I feel, but lets just say there have been lots of smiles and lots of happy tears shed as well. I'll keep this post short as its...better that way. I've learned so much and I have a lot to study and learn as well.

Thank you for everything Ikeno-sensei! I hope to meet you again in the future!

Renwick Allen-McDowell