Ahh I’m sorry for the long answer! And for not publishing this privately, I feel like a lot of people struggle with this issue, so I thought might be good for others to read it as well. If you would rather I delete this post, please let me know, I’ll take it down immediately.
First of all I’m so sorry! Please don’t feel that way!!;; The last thing I would ever want to do is discourage other artists! > < Makes me feel bad! I know it’s really easy to be down on yourself about your own art (I am usually battling feelings of inferiority myself;;;;) It sucks to deal with but.. it’s important to feel the drive to improve, self-criticism can be a large component of that. Please just keep in mind that everyone has a unique style and your art is wholly your own. Think of what you enjoy most about your personal work and use that as a cornerstone to rally support for yourself around. Like “I know X artist is really good at X,Y,Z, but I’m really good at A, B, C.”. Confidence is also a healthy and important part of growth. ; 3 ; b As hard as it is to remember, try not to compare yourself too much to others; sure their art might be great, but art is never a race, and there is no winner or loser! : ) Instead try to think how other people’s art can inform yours. You also have your own strengths that other people will be secretly jealous of. It’s sort of like apples and oranges, so comparing yourself other people’s standards can be stifling.
And your brain doesn’t lie at all! *__* Everyone starts out drawing stick figues and gradually improves from there. The more you encourage yourself to draw, the faster you’ll improve. Please do practice because it’s the only way to get better, it’s like growing a bonsai tree; every single one is unique and beautiful in it’s own way, it just takes a lot of tender love and attention to cultivate, but you can do it! :”D That’s the best thing about art is that every single person has something valuable to offer others. <3 Please don’t be too hard on yourself, love.