For too long I have worried about Disney Fanart looking like something they would do. IN their own techniques. Or you know having that cartoon feeling clearly in each image I did of their characters or even my own. Now I wonder why? I mean I want to be as good or better than them in quality. Its been my dream since I saw the LIttle Mermaid. I didn't remember it 100% correctly until later the wording I had on that day "I want to be as good as Disney" I never said I wanted to be an animator or had to be to do so.
Anyways I'm not saying that its bad that I've done so many cartoons nor will that go away. BUT it will flourish in MY OWN way because even if Disney wanted me magically one day to actually work for them...(which will probably never happen because well who knows) but well the truth is I don't think it can or will...and even if it does why should I compromise what I really want to do. I have wanted to put more depth in my art for a while but I just really never knew how.
I mean people say wow you've got a great eye for perspective, or color. Or even ask if I airbrush or do watercolor with my work. I tell them its all 100% digital which shocks them. I say you know I hand draw the characters, scan then color.
I just really want to see some of my art pictures take a nice leap away from Disney's line obvious art. I hope you guys understand me. But lets make this clear, everyone should be free to do art their way. That's the magic of being an artist. Don't worry if Disney or Pixar or whoever will like it. Do what makes you happy as an artist, and people will see that passion in your work.
Don't ever compromise yourself....