Everytime I try to talk to an artist that I admire... I say something stupid. Is not that kind of artist that makes you say "oh, that's good", NO, it's the artist that keeps you thinking "MAN, I WANNA BE AS GOOD AS HIM/HER, HE/SHE ALREADY HAS A JOB AS AN ACTUAL CARTOONIST AND GETS PAID AND HIS DRAWINGS ARE THE SHIT".
Not only I start saying like 10 praises per phrase, I also add something obvious, cheesy, or simply dumb, just to sound less like a fanboy. Example: Amazing artist draws a cartoonish toast. "OH, DO YOU LIKE TOASTS TOO? WOOH, THAT'S AMAZING, I LIKE TOASTS, BY THE WAY YOU'RE AN AMAZING ARTIST, I PARTICULARLY ADMIRE YOUR COLOR PALETTES"