i'm not downing myself, i'm being honest with myself...
It really kinda bugs me when I tell people why my piece didn't turn out the way it was supposed to and what I did wrong, and what aspects of drawing that I need to work on, etc. And then they say things like "FAIL?? WHERE???" and "You did a perfect job" blah blah blah. I appreciate the positive feedback or whatever lol. But honestly, I know that if other artists who focus on realism saw this stuff and had to critique it, they would instantly see the issues. It's nice to have supporters, but most of them are not artists and are just amazed by any kind of artistic talent, so they don't even really see all the things wrong with it as far as skill. "I can only draw stick figures so this is amazing to me". You know, those people.
I just finished a piece today and it looks nothing like the thumbnail I drew up or the idea I had for it in my head. It started off good and slowly went elsewhere. It's kind of all over the place, I don't even know what the fuck it is anymore. But it was SUPPOSED to be my rendition of the Queen of Hearts.
I have all these great ideas in my head that I can't seem to transfer to paper the way I would like to. I have a lot of practicing to do.