Trawling Deviant Art reminds me of something which is a bit of a pet peeve. I’m a bit bored of Anime/Manga influencing everything. I’ve never been overly into it myself, even though I still admire it. But I think it’s a bit redundant when every budding artist shows that they’re huge Anime fans through subtleties in their work. I can’t help but feel that it’s pretty limiting to Western artists.
I remember a friend of mine choosing some Illustration courses, which specifically asked for ‘no Anime/Manga’ in their portfolio’s.
I can completely see why - it generalises alot of peoples art work. So it’s nice to find some pretty varied/unique stuff now and again;