Keep on pushing.
Nobody in this world is born as masters of their craft. Even the greatest artists had years and years of practice before they were able to hone the skills that they have. I know it’s really discouraging to continue when the drawings that you’ve worked so hard on falls short of your expectations, but you can’t let that get you down if this is what makes you happy.
My obvious advice for you is to keep practicing. Draw using references and keep each practice drawings short. If you see the sketch isn’t going in a good direction, just toss it and start over. When you’re practicing, it’s not about making good drawings, it’s about moving your pencil and improving/learning from bad drawings.
Imagine how happy and fulfilled you’ll feel when, 2 years down the line, you’ll see how much your work has improved. :- ) Just know that through self-discipline and hard-work, you can get there.
To be honest, I don’t feel like I’m in a position to tell you these things, but I feel like I’m able to relate to your feelings and I really hope that this advice that I’ve gained through my personal experiences can help you.
I think I made one a couple years ago, but I never got around to building up my account ; 0 ; I’ll post a link up on here once I do though! (Ive also been meaning to make a proper instagram account too… but it’s hard when you don’t have a smartphone T 0 T ….LOL)
Thank you! :-)
Uhm Finally a wip of something that’s not a doodle/sketch… v 0 v I’m intending for this to be the cover of the comic that I’m working on but we’ll see.
Did some fine-tuning on a sketch that I’ve started yesterday in my moleskine while listening to a Gilles de Rais & Marquis de Sade Documentaries…
Im rather fond of this one as long as I don’t stare at it for too long and start beating myself up over every new flaw i find… Need to let go sometime and just keep practicing…
; 0 ; I definitely will!!! Thank you, I feel so encouraged <3