Hey guys, it's my first real post here. Nice to meetcha.
Anyway... I've been thinking a lot about my art lately. I'm not sure where i fit in anymore. I do a lot of anime/manga styled art. I wouldn't consider myself to horrible, like most of the horrible weaboo art you find on deviant art. I also wouldn't consider myself that great of an artist, either. Just sort of decent. I think most people, like me, end up getting to this point where they feel the need to KILL their Eastern influence. Stomp it out, so they can be this TRUE artist. I don't feel that way.
I feel like I will always have a few manga styled pieces around. I can do other styles. I still consider myself a serious artist, but I feel my art should take a new direction. I'm disillusioned with deviant art, I hate that place. That's where you come in CA. Where do I go from here? As a first step, i've decided to jump on the bandwagon and start selling my art. Doing commissions for other people. What do you think about my last pieces? What direction should I take? I've been doing fanart lately, because people seem to respond. But I usually do my own stuff or things for other people. What should I try next?
This is my attempt to do a well known character in a more realistic style. I normally don't draw things quite this way. It was a little out of my comfort zone to be honest. The background was created using several stock resources.
This is another piece of fanart. I used canon designs to create a new design for a little known character of the series. This is normally how I draw things. A full body pose, simple background, shoujo style. Background was created by me from a lot of stock resources.