I'm real sorry if I came off as somewhat dismissive or not as engaged as I should have been concerning a character cameo in one of your comics. "Suck up" wouldn't have been the word I would have used, since you just asked for a certain amount of engagement from artists you like is all.
And honestly, I've been where you are now. I have seen artists whose art I admired for years and struggled to get to their level, but it still took many thousands of hours studying anatomy, composition, perspective, trial-and-error sessions and that ceiling of improvement is still far out of reach! I don't feel I've made use of my free time until I've pencilled or inked at least one or two panels for any of my five comics.
Sorry if this seems like a pointless ramble. I work nights and I'm just super sleepy! lol I'm not great when it comes to giving advice.
Only you can figure out what'll foster your creativity that'll let you reach that level you hope to reach, but if you'd like, I could draw Alpha Alpaca in my "style", if you'd like. Doing whatever I can to help