Usually, when I try something new, I quickly feel discouraged because it’s never as good as the things I’m already used to drawing. Sometimes I wonder, why I even bother, because I know that no one is going to enjoy those poor drawings.
However, trying out new things, falling down and getting back up is what makes us learn. I’ll never get better at that other thing if I don’t try.
For example, I still feel very self-conscious about drawing realistic faces. I’m terrible at it. But at the same time, my horrible attempts have become only half-horrible by now… and I know that this pile of bad drawings is definitely going to take me where I want to be. It’s just a matter of time and determination.
I think no one should ever feel discouraged from trying something new. Don’t be afraid of bad drawings. They’re the most important ones!