I just saw what I liked and tried to imitate. But I was always much more interested in creating my own characters and worlds than making fanart. So I have.. hundreds of characters. Literally.
Unfortunately, I am kind of lazy and don't like pushing myself too hard when it comes to art so I've stagnated or only slowly improved over the many.. MANY years. Like.. what is a background? What is architecture? Perspective??? xD
I fear I will remain a hobbyist forever even though i have done a few commissions int he past and have had some works published.. but.. it still feels like I have barely begun pursuing any of my artistic dreams. *SIGHSIGHSIGH*
I still label my stuff as anime because that was my foundation when I started drawing humans, but my style is more naturalistic or even.. "western comic book" than most anime, so it's a weird mix of eastern and western cartoon/comic influences right now.I'm not even sure how to feel about that, but it's hard to move away from it because it has pretty much become my "default" style these days. I want to get back into anthro art because that's where I actually started drawing from (them kids cartoons with them animals, man!), and I want to add more flow and fluidity in my stuff but it's so hard.. Trying to inject a more animated aesthetic into my style is hard.