Ever seen a master at work?
It is beautiful. They flow through what is usually for you a much stuttered process. They dance through those walls and road signs as if it was a straight line. His mind wrap around the subject and suddenly, there is nothing else to see but him and his craft. Here are 2 videos of 10K artists.
Andrew Jones (again) and closer to me Saejin Oh (visit his blog!)
How many hours you think they spent in Photoshop? How many pencils and boards do you think they filled up? Skills do not come easy and these guys certainly prove it. Now, who is a master at your 10K? Can you get around him? Can you read or see his work?
Chase him and absorb his knowledge. Now. Others around you are either growing or dying slowly. Which option will you choose?