I've been thinking way too hard about the various techniques and styles when it comes to creating my own art. It's an achievement to create realistic art well, but producing amazing art doesn't have to look real.
Art has no restrictions or limitations.
I need to focus less on proportions or realistic shading. I need to focus more on the content and what the image says to me. A picture is worth a thousand words, and I need it to matter to me. Of course, there is nothing wrong with creating art just for fun. I've been thinking way too hard on what I want to create, and fun is not associated with that process. I want to enjoy making art.