The very worst art is unfortunately not available to post because I was not shy about tossing (often with great frustration) art into the trash can that didn't live up to my expectations. This is stuff that is bad, but at least had some spark to it to warrant saving.
I can definitely see my 'phases' here where I copied my favorite artists (again...badly) to try to learn - and I did learn a great deal this way! I never sent off anything that looked too much like an artist because I was terrified of copying someone's style, even accidentally. What I have done is gathered all the things I liked about different artists and incorporated those things into my own style.
So, with a bit of embarrassment (haha) here we go. Some of these are ok or fairly good, but just look too much like the artists I admired. Others are just....bad,
My Lynn Munsinger phase:
My Tony Ross Phase:
Dav Pilkey stage:
Mercer Mayer phase:
Willam Joyce (his early style) phase:
Oh dear....still learning:
Mary Engelbreit phase:
Obviously one I started then jumped ship before it was done because I didn't like it. To the right I think was my Simon James phase.