Yes, at one point I did. I personally don't think so but everyone has their opinion. When I was told that, I was shocked. I wasn't offended but then again.. they were saying that because I'm Asian and rather large chested. At the end, it was a good laugh :P but not something I would take as a compliment (a bit racist actually).
I've been told I look like the characters I draw. I wasn't happy or mad, just orly? There's so many different styles of anime it could mean anything. I assume you wouldn't take as a compliment because of the big anime eyes/heads, not all chars look like that. Some people think anime chars are cute/hot so it could be a compliment. :/