Seismic Art Blog asked me:
If you had to start over from scratch, how would you have approached becoming a good artist with a recognizable style?
What you think is good I might think is bad. So, don't worry about that. Concern yourself with getting to a professional* plateau where you're different and not being hired to draw "like that" or "like this." Get to a place where you're being hired to do what you do because only you can do it. Show up to your own party.
*serve the job, make deadlines, and communicate well.