know the rules to break the rules,
this is aesthetically pleasing.
You know why anime is this way? it's because they figured out a facial expression is more important than accurate anatomy.
Its short hand that everyone understands.
try and draw this expression in a way that is anatomically correct and suddenly you muddy the expression to the point you have no idea what's going on or you start making onions faces all the time, and yes there are manga that fucking does this, that style looks hideous. >>5023850
its there because its more aesthetically pleasing than the alternatives, and is partially fueled by animation budgets. its very rare for it to be so glaringly wrong that its noticeable in the moment, so its a fairly good shorthand. >>5022701
let me think here... cal arts was a style that was made to be cookie cutter to the point that anyone could replace anyone else and you lose nothing
anime have such distinct styles that you can name studios based on it or even tell what artist made it sometimes just down to pen (in some cases brush) strokes they make, in the art you can see every one of their influences, what they are building on, and who inspired them... >>5022752
cal arts is a fucking insult, that style is fucking garbage and removes the artist from the art, the stories they tell with it... I wont critique, but the style itself is objectively bad.