Whenever I look at other artists' work, I can't help but compare myself to them. It seems to be a habit for me, but instead of getting me down or depressed, it actually motivates me to work on weak areas in my art.
You see, I've realized something recently. Every artist has certain 'strong points' in their art, things that they are just the best at. For example,
draws the best cartoon animals I've ever seen,
always puts amazing poses and action into her drawings and has an excellent sense of color theory, and
's line art is so detailed and expressive, not to mention his art has that cartoon wackiness that makes them irresistible. When we see that we need to improve on something that others have already mastered, it's not bad to study those artists' art. Also, if you want to learn how to draw animals better, or put more action in your art, find out how other artists have learned to do so.
It's kinda funny, this process. It proves that artists adsorb knowledge from each other, so we should never see one artist superior to the other. We're all trying to achieve the same goals of self-improvement, so let's be willing to share our knowledge with others, through constructive criticism, tips, and general support.
But remember, every artist is unique, and each one has their own talents and weaknesses. Our challenge is to overcome our own weaknesses as best we can, and we can do so with the help of other fellow artists. I guess we're kinda like a big family in this sense.
This was something I wanted to express, so please bear with me.
What do you guys think about what I've discussed?