Hello recently I have been trying to decide whether or not to go it alone in terms of becoming a concept artist. Primarily doing my own studies, creating my own techniques and such or the other option that is in my mind is to use visual arts tutorials online.
The online tuts route seems the most beneficial in these modern times but I want to become the best artist "I" can be. Not trying to emulate someone else. I just see the current standardisation of techniques within the visual arts sector as a dangerous movement to its potential continuing growth. In my view it kind of delivers a tunnel vision state of mind to new upcoming artists who have not developed their own ways of thinking like the great masters once did. Obviously some have but the majority in my opinion have not. They all seem to carry this generic visual trend nowadays.
I actually have this tremendous fear that I will become this production monkey delivering the same trend of work during my future career; so much so that this prospect has turned me off even trying (the problem with caring about it so much hahaha.....).
Does anyone else see this or even relate to this? Maybe I am just being an idiot.
Thank you for your time.