Advice for coping with/dealing with hatred for your art and the feeling that it will never be good enough? I want to channel that into motivation to improve my art but I always end up getting mentally exhausted and frustrated because I don't like the way my style looks and I'll spend hours trying to work on it to no avail.
You gotta spend more than hours to adapt I’m afraid ;o; disliking your work is frustrating as hell, everyone’s been there, but it will change as you learn and practice more. Try to narrow down what it is you really don’t think is working, like if it’s the face structure or anatomy or whatever, and observe from life or art styles you like to see what they got right. Whenever I get into this funk I try to look at other artists I love and think ‘damn look at this amazing work, I’m gonna reach that level eventually if I keep trying hard’ and that usually gives me the push of motivation I need.
It’s really easy to feel as if it’ll never be good enough, but it will. It may take time, but it will. You gotta be patient but remind yourself that the more you work the more you’ll learn and change!