For your enjoyment / amusement.
I don’t remember exactly when I drew the old picture. I think I was in middle school, so at least a good 12-13 years ago. I’m pretty sure it was one of the first anime-style drawings I did. And I think I still have it tucked away in a box or binder somewhere.
Basically my teachers have been trying to get me to quit with the anime for over a decade. But I’m stubborn so I ignored ‘em.
That’s not to say that I never took any figure drawing classes or ignored learning and observing from life. Those studies played a HUGE part in helping me get to where I am now, and I absolutely recommend them to anyone who’s considering a career in art.
Learn the rules before you break them, and all that.
But I’m never going to stop drawing in the style that got me hooked on art and comics and animation in the first place.