I think it's really interesting how time changes things. When you look back at previous works that you were really proud of, they no longer meet your current standards of good. I like to think that this means I've improved. I have A LOT of pieces like that, obviously, everyone does. In fact, I use it as a measure of sorts, to see when I started to improve. I would keep looking at a drawing I made that I really liked. Eventually, the drawing didn't look good in my eyes anymore and I felt like I'd grown.
I have friends who ask me for advice about drawing and really look up to me as an artist. However, I always feel a little bad about that since I'm not that good
; Like, I'm an okay artist, I'm proud of what I do now and am flattered when they respect me, but *whisper* there are better artists out there~!
I don't know if this feeling of not being good enough for my own standard will continue, or if one day I'll love my art style. Either way, I hope I'm still doodling away even after time passes.
Stay cool guys,