There are a lot of people who do more realistic work or highly detailed work or who can draw amazing architecture (my nemesis!) or who use color in amazing ways, and I definitely admire them. But the style I work in makes me happy, it's distinctive, and it definitely draws peoples' attention. I'm really good with composition and color, and I paint very very fast. There are things I want to improve on, and I always want to challenge myself to be better, but I'm quite confident in my skill as-is.
Most of the time I think I'm really bad XD; And then I get really down on myself. I think my style is so plain and simple yet others say I'm too hard on myself. I dunno. I feel like I have lots of room for improvement...
I feel like I am above average and sometimes really good. I know I have improved over the years which makes me feel really good, but I have the rest of my life to improve. I am no good at poses, I have no experience there. I need to work on shading and proportion A LOT, although I have definitely improved in those areas over the years as well. I'd like to utilize color better in my drawings. Also, I feel like I'm kind of holding myself back by just doing portraits. Sometimes I feel like my art is stale for that reason.
On a scale of 1 to 10, i'm a 2 or 3. I'm still learning, but I hate practicing and I just want to draw. But I won't get better unless I practice. I have a horrible grasp on anatomy and proportion, sometimes I draw something kinda somewhat decent, but it's terrible in my eyes and I just want to get better quicker =/
I'm doing it wrong though, I shouldn't be using my mouse to draw, but I've been doing it for over a year. I like to upload what I draw most of the time and I could take pictures with my phone, but I can't for some reason draw on paper or at least force myself to. I'd kill to be able to at LEAST put out nice sketches, but my finished work is without color and looks horribly amateurish. I wish I kept drawing and didn't stop for like 5-6 years, I feel like i'm never going to get any better at this rate...
I know these things take time, but I feel like if I dump hours into it I should get much better in less time. I have so much free time and I don't draw and then when I do draw, sometimes a good idea, it looks horrible and I scrap 2 hours of "work".
I generally feel good about my progress as an artist I know I'm not great but since I don't really know many others who can draw, it's easy to feel good about what I can do. Whereas browsing art on here can sometimes make me feel as if I'm still at a beginner level. But in reality I think I'm just in-between beginner and intermediate, I have basic artistic knowledge, my sketching has drastically improved and I'm a lot better with shapes and forms, and I've always been good with colors. it's only when I experiment with different coloring techniques that that changes.
I feel like I'm in a constant uphill battle with my art. I think my posing is crap, because I can't do complicated poses without a reference. Same with hands. My shading needs work. I'm scared because I want to make a career out of art. Terrified I'm not good enough. Compared to people I know? I think I'm okay. But still a long ways off from being great.