SCAD really downs anime. I understand why and it kinda makes me sad but what is even sadder is that I’m losing the anime in my style. I feel like my style is all over the place. I can draw anime, I can draw really organic stylized characters, I can draw edgy, I can draw realistically, and I’m slowly finding my own style but I can’t help but to question myself. Is this really my style or am I manipulating myself to stay away from anime? I want to find a medium that connects the beauty of the two art styles of anime and a stylization of pixar-ish characterization.
I’m so confused. I don’t even know if I should call it anime because I know better. Anime is Japanese animation but then Manga is Japanese comic book. So what is the Japanese art style called? What is the American/European/Australian/…etc. called? Is Chinese art considered anime? I need to clear up this definition.
Personally I love anime. It is what inspired me to draw in the first place so I owe it to them for that. Though, I’m not sure if it is the style of art or the story that inspired me in the first place.
So many questions.