If you don't mind me asking, were you as good at art as you are now when you decided to go to uni for it? I'm worried maybe I'm not good enough to draw professionally but it's the only thing I wanna do so I want to go for it anyway and hopefully four years will help me a lot
Definitely not. It took me two tries just to get in to school, and I could barely handle life drawing. I think I have my old entrance portfolio somewhere, if I can dig it up I’ll post it here.
Four years is actually a lot of time to grow, especially when you’re young. As long as you keep working, I think most people’s answer to your question would be that they did improve (it’s pretty hard to stay stagnant, or go backwards if you’re making an effort).
Drawing, painting, school, work- it is what we make it, and there will always be people better than us. Once I came to terms with that and stopped comparing myself to everyone else around me, it didn’t matter anymore and I could focus completely on improving myself.
No matter what you decide to do, do it with conviction :)