first your aviator picture is beatifically in both subject and composition
second I do think I came across as u tried too.
in a nutshell I’m trying to say that you should be open minded and if you don’t care for someone’s work understand Why you don’t like it .
try to learn from everyone and use technique as a core talent. Don’t lean on technology understand the basics and then after that
blow the doors off and create to your hearts delight. I’m not sure if that clears things up or not bit I just see people in here saying too mu h information cramps my style and that shouldn’t be the case. You should be able to explain why you are doing the things you do.