Why is it so hard to try new techniques. Easy we by nature don't like change. Change is an unknown factor and puts us into a uncomfortable state of mind, fearing the unknown outcome. Seems silly to fear the outcome of a new art project, but we often do. It isn't really the project we fear though It may be the fear of feeling like we failed, the fear of hitting a limit or the fear of not being good enough.
I have gone through this stage of fear so many times during my artistic journey. Sometimes I gave up but sometimes I pushed through and was able to learn and grow. It was pushing through and trying something new that has brought my art to the level it is now.
When I started back into my art I was immobilized with my fear of permanency, at that time I only did art with pencil. Then I saw an offer to take an online art course called Fabulous Faces by Tamara Laporte. This was my first girl painting, done by trying to follow that course.
Since that time I have joined many online courses, pushing through that uncomfortable stage and I have grown. Not only am I no longer afraid of permanency but I have also learned that I can find a way to fix anything I felt was a mistake. Drawing and Painting girls is so much easier and faster for me now. Not only that but I am actually proud of my creations now and have so much fun creating them.
So go ahead give it try. Allow yourself to be uncomfortable and just "Believe" in yourself. ,make it a fun time. You may be amazed at what you can accomplish. You may even find out that you're really good at a certain technique you never would of dreamed of doing.
Hugs & Love from Ranae'