Very understandable indeed. I see young artists all the time, and it discourages me so, but here's one thing you should consider; some young artists are so good for their age, that sometimes it doesn't even come off as a challenge to them anymore. So they quit. But obviously this doesn't apply to all young artists, just some.
Just realize that there will always be people who are better than you at something; young or old. Take this situation and use it to help you strengthen your determination. That's what I do when I see like, a thirteen year old draw like a pro.
ToPaintARoseFeatured By OwnerJan 8, 2013Student General Artist
Don't worry this is very normal, everyone excels in different ways and starts at different times. You could be older but the younger artist may have had professional chances, practice more, or even be related to someone who is skilled. In the end you can't let it get you down, you have to look at their art and learn from it. Keep practicing and aim to get better than them even. Start talking to them and see how they become so good
it's very normal, a lot of artists feel the same way (including me) -___- i too have improved, but whenever i see a younger artist who's better than i am now or better than i was at their age, i think 'i should have been that good at that age.' but you just have to keep working and improving so that you can be better than those younger artists XD
Age doesn't matter. It's amount of practice. The longer you practice, the better you are.
Someday I want to learn how to play the violin. Let's say I don't start until I'm thirty. I would have no reason to be jealous of teenagers who are better than I am because I would be just starting and they'd have been practicing since they were little kids.
i sometimes feel like that a bit if im being honest, it may sound cliche but i turn that into fuel to improve myself. The're so many great artists out there and i know i could be one of them if a stay the course (which i find hard to do because i don't have a lot of spare time), end of the day enjoy your art above all else.