This is the beginning of the experiment. See the poorly drawn sighing-sorta guy at the top? He's the first one. I decided that I would practice drawing things - something I had meant to do since week two of 2000 spring quarter, at the urging of a friend. Insipired by Megatokyo, I thought I'd start with simple copying fan art-style stuff.
I remember deciding that, for some silly reason, I would give all my drawings Japanese speech bubbles. I had just started taking Japanese, I think, and I was pretty enamored with it. This first drawing gave me a good deal of inspiration, if only because it wasn't horrible, and what I drew somewhat resembled what I was copying. I honestly had no idea that I was capable of even that.