Where do you want to be 5, 10 or even 20 years from now?
What accomplishments do you hope to achieve?
When you know what you want out of life it will help you achieve your goals faster and easier.
Every experience should be viewed as a learning experience, no matter the outcome. This includes the experiences that we deem as “failures”. We grow artistically through every experience. We must learn what doesn’t work before we can apply what we know will work. So, each time we “fail”, we grow.
While it’s perfectly acceptable to be influenced by other artists, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that you are not them. If you start to compare yourself to others, you quickly forfeit your unique artistic identity. As individuals we should embrace our differences. As artists, we should do the same.
Quite a few artists are going through imposter syndrome. They have difficulty marketing and selling their artwork and feel inadequate. I suggest artists recognize that no one knows their artwork as well as they do. Artists often forget that. Give yourself permission to be the expert. No one knows your artwork better than you do.