Stick with what you're good at.
I've been having some difficulties lately with figuring out how to work and what to work on. It hit me today, as I was working on this drawing below, that I need to stick with what I'm good at. I'm into a lot of different styles and techniques, but how am I going to advance at anything if I spread my interests?
I'm differentiating influences from working practices in this idea. I'm influenced by many sources that I write about, but my own work must reflect my natural aptitude. The problem is that our age is filled with people who want to be a master of all mediums. Not just artistically, but in regards to many subjects. We're exposed to great minds who have conquered a whole variety of concepts and make it look very easy to learn; the good ones always make it look easy. This is an illusion enhanced by our 'One Weird Trick' society; and by that I mean a culture that looks for shortcuts and stopgap measures.
I'm looking to avoid this illusion and focus on some solid drawing and painting that I can expand on during the relatively short time that I'll be around.