@Yutoma: Oh wow I was self taught too <3
I've been drawing since I was 5. My stuff was
terrible when I first started, but then I went to
my book fair and bought a how to draw anime
book. Everyone in the 4th grade wanted me to draw
them things, and now it's even better and I'm planning
to open up a freebie art thread. A perm one.
I never even read a how to book, like ever the whole time I've been drawing. I just look at pictures and try to see what the person did and make it into my own picture. It seems like everyone in my classes are always shocked that the 'shy/quiet mouse girl' can draw, pretty good too. Everyone wanted me to draw them or copy another picture from a show. I tried to draw one person once, she wanted to be a drawn as a fairy, worst attempt of my life. she loved it, I hated it and wanted to burn it.