Many times I believe we as humans are to harsh on ourselves. Nothing we will ever do is good enough… We measure our progress based on the actions of our betters instead of actually viewing how much we have truly gained since we began.
I’ve done illustrations for a few years now, not professionally but as a side hobby and I will be the first to admit that I have spent time looking at the art of others and thinking ‘Why can’t mine look like that?’.
Well today I stumbled upon a drawing I did when I was in 6th grade (around the time I decided I wanted to be an artist) and when I look at where I was then to how I’ve grown as a person now… there really is a measurable distance.
There will always be those better than us. Strive to be the best but also don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back every once in a while. You deserve it!