Early on my professors asked us not to use Anime style in our drawings. One explained it for us as well. The reason in a lot of early classes they discourage it is that the style itself is based on exaggerations of proportion. It's easier to draw in any style you wish down the road if you understand the fundamental shape and feel for the human body/face then if you only practice anime style. It limits you professionally and limits your growth potential.
Once I got passed the lower classes and started taking more illustration courses they let us use any style we wanted, but we had to incorporate the techniques that they were teaching us. In the end my style really evolved.
It sucks early on, but worth the time to listen to what they are trying to teach you, it will make you better in the end.
yeah, ive found this seems to be the main (justified) point for tutors advising against the styles. the reason im asking is because this is my dissertation topic. id always been told not to use anime or manga but was never told why so now im finally asking! XD
I take art at college and if anything my one of my teachers encourages me to do my art in my style ( i tend to do it in anime manga style) he know its something im passionate about so pushes it forward. With another teacher he also encourages it but the work we do with him tends to be in the style specific to the artist anyway, finally my third teacher is my photography teacher so she doesnt really get involved with that.
Not really they tend to give us a artist and their work to look at and then replicate them in out own way. I don't believe they should be told no in all fairness everyone has their own style and they should be encouraged to use it, some people have realistic styles others have abstract why should anime and manga styles be frowned upon as it is an actual art movement.