Hmmmmmmmmmm...This is going to be the lamest list of influences EVER.
*DBZ -- Sorta kinda. Art-wise anyway, because I admire the way he doesn't make tall and sleek girls everywhere. They all look short and buff. I don't want buff girls unless the character calls for it, but I like the proportions.
*Sailor Moon -- >____> THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THE ABOVE!
*Ayashi no Ceres -- Yu Watase's art in it is pretty different from Fushigi Yuugi (she definitely evolved as an artist after F.Y). I also liked her characterization skills in it, though the sap sometimes got to me. Sometimes.
*Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson -- I doubt this style is ever at all visible, except for dorky things like my Livejournal icon.
I enjoy his work to death.
My current style is the above mixed with me trying to pull the heck awaaaay from anime (or at least, the somewhat generic styles of it that I use). Not that I dislike anime now, I just need both variety and originality -- I don't like being a copycat. Maybe I can still find that style in anime-territory, or maybe not. TIME SHALL TELL!
wp wrote:I don't know if I'll ever reach Soap, War, or Keffria's level. I'm one of those people who, if I don't draw constantly, I regress and have to work my way back up. And with my life, there's always a random one week gap where I don't get a chance to draw anything.
Wp, you handle the anime style very well. I don't know how often you draw, or much you've improved -- but you're totally made of the right stuff for it. Keep gooooing!