When it comes to creating your own style, it can be quite challenging to separate yourself from all of your inspirations and other artists in the world.
Many aspiring artists get stuck in the rut of copying work from artists they enjoy but when attempting to create a piece of their own, they fall short. This happens most of the time due to the fact that when following a lesson, the beginner artist will act only as a robot and copy every move that the instructor is making - color-mixing, composition, everything. There is nothing too wrong with this in the beginning - the main problem comes when this is repeated and becomes habit. Now that we know one of the problems, we can fix it before it happens.