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How would one prevent a piece from looking "too western" as in it's obvious you are foreign to a style adopted by the orientals? Does the discrepancy lie in the lineart?

There was a theory a while back that suggested it's the writing system that demands attention to detail and fluid curves that somehow influences a Nip's lineart to produce a signature stroke that only a Nip possesses. Could it be true?
Most Westerners use horse face and big pig nose, just don't do that
I'm not sure if it's much help but I do notice that western art, especially cartoon or even anime-lite tend to have big, bold lines that clearly separate the different elements of a picture, whereas the japanese art community has less defined outlines and colors sometimes bleed into each other.

I've actually been trying to get away from bold outlines because I find thin/faded outlines to be more aesthetically pleasing, but I'm still not exactly sure how best to do it. An upbringing of color-within-the-lines is hard to shake off.
You get better at what you practice. No need to learn how to write out 2,000 Kanji characters when you're trying to draw a person.
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Japan likes to draw characters as though they are 14. Western artists prefer to draw as though they are 20.
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As soon as the line art layer was removed the figure was improved ten fold but when you want to show the line art it's hideously westernized.
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>That pic.
Maybe try making your lineart as thin as possible?

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