Amarok: Thanks! What are you up to in Japan?
The focus of the hagwon is to get students working at game companies doing backgrounds, characters, or 3d modeling. Lots of students (like me) mainly want to draw sexy girls. They strongly encourage the small shoulder - big bust - small waist - big hips formula. And the hagwon itself seems to be following Korean gaming trends and focusing mostly on the fantasy genre.
I agree that I focus too much on girls so I asked him for some recommendations of guy characters to copy and the teacher immediately and happily expounded on why Street Fighter and Capcom are so good. Personally i'm not a fan of the art style but the teacher has a good point.. the body shapes are various, muscles are well defined. He also pointed out several famous artists, whose styles I very much like, and mentioned their respect for Capcom art.
So I guess I'll start copying some Capcom~