(By the way: the comments on my previous journal were all excellent! I'm sorry I couldn't respond to them all. I have so many theories and I hope to express them all when I'm on my summer break sometime. Thanks again)
Basically a short story about my inspirations and how I ended up with my style. I wish I could demonstrate visually but I tossed all of my early sketchbooks. I don't live in a big house and I always need to make space. But I'll try be brief.
Age 0 to 5, I was watching Looney Tunes (my first cartoon). Age 6 to 8, I was watching little TV but mostly renting VHS tapes of cartoons like Ren and Stimpy, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and even the Flintstones (in Spanish though, haha). Then when I was 8, my mom got cable and internet. Through cable I watched Powerpuff Girls and Genndy Tartakovksy inspired me to pick up a pencil and draw.
I used the internet a lot but the discovery of Deviantart really changed my life.
I used to draw in the anime style, but I was inspired by Rotem
in 2006 for a cartoonier approach (also Ren & Stimpy). Then Edd Gould
inspired me to switch to the Western cartoon style in 2008. John Kricfalusi made me realize the style I wanted to aim for in late 2009. And in 2011, Edd Gould
inspired me to create more illustrations since he really believed in me, back when I wasn't confident in myself last year. Thus leads to where I am now.
And I am so lucky that Rotem, Edd, and John are my friends. I couldn't be happier.
And it's not just them. You
guys inspire as well. Your art, your comments, your support. It could takes months to explains but I am forever grateful to all of you.
So what's your story?~Edit:
I should also add that I was never great at the anime style. My drawings would come out horrible and I hated it. I don't know how the anime-inspired artists do it but I admire them a lot for it.