first of all, don’t ever be concerned about “ripping off” somebody elses style. Whenever you try to imitate someones style, you’ll learn something new and you will develop your own style anyways, no matter what you do. So just go ahead and learn from your favorite artists.
Regarding Discord, I’m pretty tight on time, so for me it works best if you just post or send me some questions and I will answer them whenever I have a little time to spare.
PS do you own the Battle Brothers Art Bible?