My name is Mikhayla. I am a 16 year old self-taught artist. I have loved to draw ever since I was little, but I only became serious about art four years ago.
One problem that’s common among artists, and one that I have as well, is comparing myself to other artists. When I see artwork created by people my age, it is usually better than what I can draw or paint! But it’s wrong to be jealous, because those artists put time and effort to become as good as they are now and deserve the talent they have. There is no way to become instantly good at anything, including art. For most skills, the most common advice holds true: you need to practice over and over again in order to improve. It is tedious, but it works!