the worst feeling about trying to draw is being a mediocre artist. You realize you’re not terrible and family and friends who have can’t draw at all tell you all the time how amazing you are, but you, as the artist, have seen what amazing really is and you realize that it isn’t you.
I’m totally hijacking this post, and I apologize, but I just wanted to say that every artist feels this way. It doesn’t matter how skilled you become. There’s always someone who does it better, who does it differently, who thought of the idea first, who has a style and a look you wish you had.
You will never arrive at “amazing” because you can’t.
You’re sort of already there? Because there’s only one of you. Which is terribly corny, but it’s true.
Your family and friends aren’t delusional, you know? They think you’re amazing because they think you’re amazing. It doesn’t have much to do with skill. They would think you were amazing if you caught a trout. They would think you were amazing if you got a B on a test. A lot of them think you’re amazing just because you exist.
You should believe the people who think you’re amazing. Because you’re where the art comes from. It doesn’t come from the sky. It’s all pretty much you. :)