When you are studying a particular technique you are studying the results of someone else’s play.
As adults we invert that equation. Play creates techniques, but we get it backwards thinking that we can’t play until we have technique.
But technique is always, always, always a result of the inner creative child fooling around and having fun.
You will automatically develop your OWN techniques by simply being curious and not trying too hard to do it right. Those spontaneous techniques that come easily and effortlessly are the basis of your original style and your uniqueness.
That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to let go of being a “good artist” and allow yourself to play. Play ALWAYS feels good and is simply the process of trusting yourself to make art in your own one-of-a-kind, never-been-seen-before way.