Got to thinking earlier today about what I used to want to make as an artist. I would go craaaazy trying to figure out the ins and outs of flashy anime and manga art, and I never really found the answers I was looking for. Eventually I shifted my interests more toward the digital painterly crowd, and I really stopped exploring anime altogether.
While I DO like the occasional shamelessly japanese anime and so forth, I really ended up feeling underwhelmed by what felt like the same character personalities, poses, and perspective fight scenes done over and over and over.
So I guess I drew this as a revisit to what kind of artist I once wanted to be, to see if somehow I found the answers I had wanted to know so badly without really realizing it.
Haha that is a LOT of rambling for a really simple picture, sorry. Just ended up down memory lane while drawing this one is all.
~3 hours on photoshop