kandifennec asked: Don't practice. Just do it. Practicing is what ruined me. Just do it and you will get better, even if just slowly. Even if you draw more, don't just flat out practice. Because then it hurts your confidence with art.
I’m sorry about your confidence taking a beating, but I think it’s important to just keep going. there’s a difference between striving towards a goal and beating yourself up because what you put out wasn’t what you pictured in your head. confidence is something I struggle with constantly, and I can’t count the number of projects I’ve started and never finished because I hated how it was going or was afraid of the outcome. but I think it’s better to fail than to be afraid of failing.
just try not to care too much, or just know where to put your cares and focuses. your sketchbook is the place you should be the most fearless. whether you’re doing or practicing, what matters is what mindset you’re in. have a party with it.
marzilla0 asked: Were you born with a natural ability to draw or did you practice
I don’t think it’s either, really, but I try to draw a lot. if you do a lot of something, I think you just pick stuff up. I should try practicing though!