If you want to be an artist â it doesnât matter what you study (or even if you study at all) â because no institution in the world can teach you to be more creative. You can learn the craft, but to create art â you need to learn how to be yourself, which is an incredibly intimate matter.
Nobody said that finding yourself as a creative would be easy. Like anything else in life there are exceptions but for the most part the reality is that to understand the type of work you wish to create you first need to learn more about yourself. It's the most important research you'll ever do, more so than any amount of time you put in trying to decide which equipment is "better".
At the beginning it's normal to model yourself and your work to someone else. It's how a lot of us learn and with time you begin to evolve, perspectives change, and you begin assessing what's important to you as an artist. What kind of work are you wiling to do or not do and why? You can't copy anyone else's answers because I can tell you that the answers are in you based on your interest and life experiences.
Like Sergey Faldin says, "you need to learn how to be yourself" which in the end is all that matters.