Hey there, I don't know if you ever get this kind of ask before... But lately I kinda think about my passion in drawing.. I didn't take art major in college or any art courses and I'm aware that my drawing skill is still meh. While I really want to get better at drawing, I have this responsibility to graduate. And I know that I'm not that young anymore and so many younger and better artists out there. Idk man... I'm just thinking will I ever be a better artist? Sorry if this bothers you
Oh my gosh, anon. You really hit me super close to home, I relate to this so much, it’s almost like me writing it!
It’s a really hard thing to sort out where I stand with art. I’m in the same position - I never really took art classes or majors in school or college, and beyond just my own personal interests. I often feel guilty for creating art, because I study a degree that is very different than art, and I don’t have any background in it, but still dedicate quite a lot of time to it?
Unfortunately I cannot be too helpful with that area, but what I can tell you is that yes, you will be a better artist! We have to remember that we are our own person doing our own things, and we can’t compare ourselves to others. Even if we are older, even if there are younger artists who are seemingly better, that does not suddenly mean we are bad, or it’s not worth it. When you look at artwork, your first thought generally isn’t “how old is the artist?”. Art is art, despite age; and art is representative of what you want it to be. Some people use it as an outlet, some people use it for comfort, some people do it to pass the time, some people do it to hope to inspire others. So many reasons to create art, all of which are valid!
It’s less a game of “who can be a better artist” and more about “what do I gain myself from making art? What do I have to give?” And believe me, as cliché as it sounds, every person has their own unique thing to share.
I know you will become a better artist if you continue creating. But also just from other experiences and living, you may get more complex and inspirational ideas!
Sorry this is a bit rambly and all over the place, but I hope this helped a bit, anon! I believe in you!