It’s easy to get discouraged and give up when you feel like you’re not making progress or producing something that meets your standards. However, it’s important to remember that every artist experiences this feeling at some point in their career, and it’s not a sign of failure. Instead, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow as an artist.
One of the most important things to remember is that art is subjective. What one person loves, another may not. Just because you don’t like your work doesn’t mean that others won’t appreciate it. Don’t let your own self-criticism hold you back.
Mastering your skill and technique is a process. Even the best artists started at zero. Despite what it may seem like, no one starts out “good”. The part you’re not seeing with these artists is how many years were spent in private drawing, then drawing more. Then MORE drawing. When they finally present their work it may appear they were instantly amazing, but that just isn’t the reality of the situation.
Remember that failure is a natural part of the creative process. Every artist experiences setbacks and failures, but it’s how you respond to them that makes all the difference. Instead of giving up, use these experiences as an opportunity to learn and grow. Keep pushing yourself to try new things and take risks, even if it means making mistakes along the way.
Keep practicing, keep taking risks, and you’ll be amazed at how much you can grow as an artist. If every artist who ever felt how you do when you’re discouraged gave up, there would be NO amazing artists. We have ALL gone through those moments several times in our art journeys. You are not alone!