I started to learn how to draw and paint academically at Art Lyceum at 2001 (age 11) - we were tasked to do a lot of daily sketches, landscapes, still lifes, plaster heads, you name it. 🖌
I became accustomed to japanese medias like anime, manga and videogames at 2003 - and it blew me away; but the teachers were against of all of it because it wasn’t academical, so it were prohibited to draw manga at school. 🙀
After I graduated Art Lyceum I went to the Architecture college (2008), where started to draw some manga-like illustrations and fan arts of favourite animes in my free time, because I loved it so much, but it was soo hard to start drawing something like this right from imagination after academical scholarship where basically all you needed to do is to create a nice copy of something you see in front of you. ⚡️
The picture on the left is one of those attempts from 8-9 years ago - I didn’t even know what I was doing, haha, but if I weren’t start to do it little by little at those times, I would never be at where I am now.
Though... i prefer your 2009 style, because it's more appealing to me... It's like, the style that i want to draw like, because i'm in love with 90's anime style ^_^
Your are my art hero if I can truly say so
I always look at your work as an inspiration