the thing about drawing is you have to start somewhere. You have to keep going and keep drawing NO MATTER WHAT because everyone, in the end, are just people that sit down and have fun.
drawing is about your personal relationship with what YOU love, with what YOU feel, what YOU want. Draw what you like!!! Draw what you see, draw what you love. Like, I’m obsessed with shitty scene fashion and furries which got me SO MUCH flack for it in high school but other people don’t matter. It’s all about you! Keep trying to get better so you can draw what makes you happy
And that’s hard to remember that with all these artists around ESPECIALLY here on tumblr but I PROMISE you that every single person has to continuously cope with comparing their work to someone elses.
it sucks! it hurts. You get self conscious, you don’t want to seem pompous but you want to be noticed. How do you keep going if no one seems to care? How do you stay focused when it feels hopeless?
I’ve learned that the only way someone else is going to care is if you care about your own work. Put the time into finishing something. Work hard to learn how to draw something really difficult. Experiment with style and color! Don’t get caught up with what you can’t do: celebrate your skills.
Keep going and keep striving to give yourself all the love you deserve.