the thing with art is…
You look online and you see all these people drawing amazingly, in different styles, with different materials and different techniques and they all make some absolutely amazing works! And then you look at your own stuff in just looks… pale in comparison.
So you’re going to have this moment of “I can’t be here. I can’t put this shit up there with all these amazing people.” and in the worst case “I should stop now”
And some people do. They stop. Completely.
But you shouldn’t.
You need to think about these things rationally, first of all.
Look at that favorite artist of yours. His art is amazing isn’t it? Do you know how long it took them to get to that point though? Do you have any idea how may papers they ripped out of frustration because nothing came out right, how many pencils they used up, how may hours they spent at their desk working and working and trying to improve?
Art isn’t something you can just master in a week. It takes years.
And do you want to know a secret? That artist you love is probably still not 100% satisfied. Artists never are.
What artists are, however, are content.
They’re happy with the pace they’re improving at, with the way their drawings have been looking recently. They love this style they finally managed to work out for themselves after trying for so many years. they’re content with not rushing and they’re content with showing the world their work and their progress.
So don’t be discouraged because it’s taking too long.
Talent isn’t what makes a good artists.
Practice and perseverance is.