We've been in a period of darkness, one that can be fought by being creative, taking up art skills not taught by shitty schools or tangible skills otherwise, either through your own merits or through youtube tutorials by randos in the case of art, or hard work in the case of shit like carpentry or whatever the fuck. The internet is the light and darkness of this new reality and you must take full advantage of it.
There will be comics made that most people will never see, games most will never play, art that gets trashed or forgotten after a year or two, but everyone's seen the Mona Lisa and it is nothing but rank and file work of middling quality only held up by centuries of historical dicksucking.
The people who hold up Beethoven as the best musician or Leonardo Da Vinci as the greatest inventor don't know a fucking thing about what the best is, they're followers, cocksuckers, hipsters. They say it is because others say it is. You don't want to appeal to NPCs, they're flighty, fickle, and they don't have thoughts of their own. In fact you don't want to appeal to anyone at all outside of yourself, because each person should consider themselves the most important unless they choose to value someone else enough to sacrifice with their own fucking free will.
In art, you gotta LEAD. You gotta make shit you like. Leadership is an accident. People are born into this life with advantages in money, positioning, maybe even looks or some measure of meager talent dwarfed by those who do simple practice.
The only way to lead is to do cool shit with your own fucking choices without giving a shit about leading. You have to own yourself, choose when to play dumb and play smart, have control over your emotions, get mad when people use you.
There's only one thing you gotta do and it's to find your fucking goal and purpose. And fulfill it. Everything else is just fluff.