the worst feeling about trying to draw is being a mediocre artist. You realize you’re not terrible and family and friends who 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 feel like this pretty often. Then again, where do one draw the line? Where do you stop being “mediocre” and start being “amazing”?
I think that maybe you can never feel truly and completely “amazing” because you will always find flaws with your own art and people who you think are alot more talented than you. That’s what makes you grow as an artist, or at least I’d like to think so.
Sure, the feeling of being nothing but mediocre can kill your creativity. I have been there several times and I still feel that I’m nothing but mediocre artist. Still, I have heard many times that my art is amazing from wonderful people who I don’t even know. How many times do you have to hear that before you start believing in it?
I think the important thing is to never give up, accept compliments (that includes those you get from your parents and friends, a compliment is a compliment and they are probably being most honest with you) and try to see your own talent. Sure, there will always be people out there who get alot more credit than you and who can draw much better backgrounds than you BUT as long as you enjoy what you’re doing, you are good enough. Not because you’re the best but because you can evolve and make both you and people around you happy.
This is not easy and even if I’m doing this kind of weird ramble right now I have had my share of drawing depressions. Never let those kill your passion or your will to create, though! Because whatever level of colouring or digital line arts you are, you can always evolve and enjoy what you’re doing. We are all great artists!