Because Nyan Cat is copyrighted to Christopher Torres and I couldn’t legally sell it without infringing upon him.
It’s not very kawaii of you~ >u<
Thank you n_n I started out drawing anime/manga stuff, too. I only switched over to more realistic things when I was 13 and got really interested in art nouveau, haha.
Mmm, well, I’ll admit I’m an absolutely horrible teacher of.. anything, really. But I do know that anime and manga stuff gave me a good foundation for drawing realistically. I think the main thing is working on the proportions, because they tend to be out-of-whack on many anime-based “styles”. I’m self-taught so I think observation is also really important. Look at things as carefully as you can, especially facial features. Anime at least teaches people to give the eyes a shine, which makes the character look a bit less dead [in realism].
When I first started drawing more realistically, the style of Ai Yazawa (creator of Nana) was a pretty big influence. It’s just something you need to experiment with, I guess.
Sorry if this wasn’t helpful at all; I told you, I’m awful at this sort of thing. xDD