A Tale of 3 Art Styles

When I draw people it comes out in a kind of comic book/Black Hole inspired way with lots of black lines and sketchy shadows:legion fan art illustration When I draw animals & nature its always more detailed and sort of fantasy-like: rabbit ribbon illustration And when I draw patterns its minimal and fun, mostly with a limited colour palette: hands repeat pattern illustration pink I also love a mixture of detailed, colour-rich art and minimal/fun design. I fight with these parts of my style CONSTANTLY. I feel like I have to choose 1. Ooonly 1... and the fact that I haven't chosen is why I'm struggling so much!

Does it *really* matter if you have a few different styles for different subjects? Have visual social platforms like Instagram caused us to worry about curating ourselves and our styles so much that its sort of taken the fun out of creativity? Everyone in the illustration world talks about nailing down their style and sticking to it and thats what will get you a "fan base", or get you hired. But surely being flexible and able to play with new ways of making is also a good thing?

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