So my style was horrible when I first started to draw on DA, or rather, when I first started to draw period. Originally I took Character design inspiration from cartoons, Animated movies and whatever few comics there were floating around the internets at the time.
When I arrived on DA, I started looking around for inspiration to add to my drawing style. (which I still do to this day)
One of these artists was Dashter. He inspired me to stick with the anime/anthro style. Keeping it simple, while being a little complex at the same time.
The biggest and foremost style that inspired me, was Tailsrulz.
First off, He inspired me to stick with short to medium nose style characters, as it's easier with facial expression.
Second, If you look at his 2003 pics to where he is now, You'd hardly tell it was the same artist. It's inspiring, it shows how one can grow.
I take so much of his style and adapt it into my own, almost to the point where I feel like I mimic his art sometimes. (though I've never stolen any of it mind you. All of my drawings are hand drawn, and I have a full sketchbook and a half to prove it). Yet I feel like I do have some of my own elements added in for my personal flair. (Not like I know what that is, but whatever)
When I first started drawing, I drew almost a traditional long-nose, with verrrrrrryyyy oddly shaped necks, because I hadn't yet figured out how to mesh the two together perfectly.
Gradually, it changed to where it is now. and I'm pleased.
If Dashter or Tailsrulz happens to stumble on this Journal entry, Thanks to you both for letting me learn from you, through your art.