I have art friends and just people I know that are struggling on bringing their own flavor to their art work. Many already know that you have to spend a lot of time pursuing technical skills to get anywhere but it always seems an issue for many to go beyond plain technical practice. So I wrote a little article mostly for my friends but I feel that it might be of use to others who feel they are in the same boat. Hope you find this helpful.
Here's the link to the pdf: