The word “match” was a tough one for me. First of all, I had to do a bunch of research on the web to see how “sumo” wrestlers looked. I was intrigued by one photo that showed them on their little tippy toes like ballerinas. Can you imagine, 500 pounds of weight on their teeny tiny toes? Next, how do their loin cloths look? I found out they looked like huge g-strings. (I had to get a shot of that in the final painting. lol.) Finally, the hair. I researched Natalie Portman’s hair from the newer “Star Wars” movies. Sheesh, the miracle of the internet. What would an illustrator do without it?