Make it personal
Having a unique style and standing out is a huge leg-up. It’s possible to be successful doing an established style, but artists taking a risk and using their own voice are the key to helping this industry evolve. Keep producing personal work and don’t be afraid if it ends up looking weird. Instead of painting what people expect a dragon to look like, paint what the idea of a dragon means to you. Make things outside the usual and you’ll end up with much more rewarding and interesting pieces.