Thanks! Totoro is one of my favorite characters and I was tickled that someone wanted me to draw it for them. =3
I could have done a more anime style for sure, but I was trying to not go overboard and get it to look like the girl I was drawing it for (it was for her birthday and I was basing it off a photograph of her). At the time I was trying to make my own caricature/cartoony style, but I'm not sure how successful I was at it. If I did the drawing now it would probably turn out very differently. I like to think I have gotten better at drawing people.
I remember when I was a teenager I was going through a hardcore anime phase and was doing every style from sailormoon to dragonball-z. All anime may look the same to people outside of the fandom, but there is actually a lot of variation. Especially when it comes to drawing the eyes.