Believe it or not, but Hajime Isayama–the creator of Attack on Titan–is still a relative newcomer to the anime and manga game. He was pretty much unknown before AoT took off. Some creators are quick to point out that Hajime’s art skills are still rather unrefined–Yoshiyuki Tomino (Gundam), for instance, labeled Hajime’s art as “crude.”
Isayama seems to have a knack for letting those harsher criticisms roll off of him (money and fame will do that), but he’s also working on improving his art skills. For example, when a few Survey Corps cosplayers sent him a pic, Isayama responded with a sketch. Looks pretty good to us.
We say “cosplayers”, but the dude in the middle is actually Yuki Kaji–he voices Eren Yeager for the anime version of AoT.
Check out a close-up pic of the drawing after the break…