I am flattered to hear you hold my work in such high regard and I’m sorry to hear you are feeling like this. I think I can safely say non of the fantastic artists you have listed would ever want anyone to feel down about their own work after looking at the posts we make, personally I always hopped my sketch pages make people want to draw more rather than less.
What you are feeling is totally normal, this feeling of things just not coming out ‘right’ is actually something I struggle with daily in various different forms. Unfortunately it comes with the territory when creating things for a living, hobby or for any other reason, especially if you actually care about what you are doing.
As far as advice goes, unfortunately it is the sort of thing you have to find your own coping mechanism for. For example, the big reason I fill so many sketch book pages and spend way too much time re-drafting all of my work before attempting to paint is mainly out of insecurity and the fear that if I stop pushing forward and working becoming a better Illustrator even for a second I will never be as good as those that inspire me.
My thinking is if I sketch 100 crappy drawings, maybe 1 will be worth using, rather than trying to nail an image in one take. It’s not a perfect solution, but once I get going I tend to stop worrying about whether or not I’m good enough and start focusing on the work it’s self.
It’s difficult to shake once you get this idea of others work being superior in your head, but the truth is you don’t need to worry about a specific level of quality that others have and you don’t think you posses. It is an illusion. All you need to do is accept inspiration wherever your brain finds it, and keep on working on your own goals. Stick at it and every few months look back at your own work and you will see improvement.
Sorry, that was a bit of a rant. This is a subject that is quite close to my heart. The short answer to your question is that everything you are feeling, every artist goes through at some point. The only solution that I know of is to keep drawing and you will get through it!
I really hope that helps! I know you can do it!
All the best,
p.s Hey guys, I get a lot of questions of this sort so every once in a while I like to do a public reply to see if I can be of some help to anyone else going through the same thing.
If anyone knows how to tag:
alicexz, marydoodles and laialopez into this, please do just in case they want to drop the OP a line in regards to her issue.
Sorry for the long text post, more art next week! Hope everyone has had a great weekend!