How well known is Scott Mccloud’s “Path of Creation” concept from his book Understanding Comics?
To date it’s the best method of modeling mastery i’ve seen.
The 6 steps for drawing comics for example are:
6/ surface: copying.
5/ craft: perspective, anatomy, etc...
4/ structure: storytelling
3/ idiom: new techniques
2/ form: expressing sth. about art, an explorer stretching boundaries
1/ idea/purpose: expressing sth. about life, art as a tool
All creation is surface to core and back out