I believe you’ve got it all figured out, John! The whole purpose of knowing the rules and fundamentals is to have a solid base to work from. The rules can then be purposely broken in numerous ways to great effect. Consider stylized figures and what-not. I’d say some of the greatest art breaks the conventional rules in some way.
Thanks for introducing me to Takashi Shuji. Interesting art for sure!
Great work in this piece, sir.