Hello there CA. I am a refugee from DA, looking for a bunch of people who DO NOT think anime is the epitome of all that is art. Don't get me wrong, I love watching anime, and the style is fun, but lately it's been getting me down how much people will prefer a picture simply because it of an anime persuasion.
Ironically enough, I started drawing more seriously by copying anime, and learning from it. A few years ago I started moving away from the style and now I strive for more realism than anything else.
Please take a look at my work and let me know what you think needs improving. I'm trying to be better every time I paint a new picture, so a lot of my stuff will be better the more recent it is, which is no surprise really.
I've uploaded a few of the images I've completed recently.