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Why You Don't Have To Stop Drawing AnimeThis is something I see a lot. Everywhere; I see it on threads in forums, I hear it spoken among artists, I even see it written as comments on people's work. "Stop drawing anime," "anime kills young artists," and "anime wastes an artist's talent." Hell, there are entire Facebook/LJ/etc groups and communities based upon these ideals of hating anime and the artists that draw it.
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But if they're allowed to have a group, I could make a group based on hating realism and how awful it is. I would never do that, but I want to make a group called "Draw whatever you feel like, however you feel like, and don't let anyone tell you different." A group full of individuals who don't need to be told what to draw, how to draw it, and are completely content doing what they're doing.
And it'll be fabulous.
Alas, there are still plenty of people who insist that anime and manga artists, whether experienced, popular, successful, unknown, or still budding, should drop their pencils, pens, markers, a