Someone I followed pointed out that drawing fanart all the time made them inclined to conform to the style to preserve likeness and as such, caused them to feel restricted and unflexible. Of course, that was exactly what was happening to me.
Unfortunately this is what happens when I draw fanart in ‘my style’ (or lack thereof), by the book. It’s got all the delicious bits; Hugeass brush, little to no reference and respect for character design, horrid generic anatomy, line gaps, line gaps, LINE GAPS. Needless to say- it’s not very nice, is it?
But hey, it felt damn good to swing my pen around without caring if people liked it or not like I used to.