I'm posting a thread to make some inquiries pertaining to my art. I've been really struggling with my artwork to improve it and have found progress to be achingly slow to non-existant. I keep experiencing the same problems with anatomy, consistency between drawings, and proportions. I'm studying anatomy books and looking at references but the same problems persist.
Arrgh, it's frustrating.
I suffer from an anxiety disorder which keeps me from submitting any of my work to publishers. Every artist tends to be harsh critics of their own work but toss in massive levels of anxiety and you become the art critic from hell. I look at my work and I see so many flaws I feel no publisher would touch my work (okay, maybe a drunken one but only if he needed a napkin for his martini).
In short, I'm stumped. My artwork here on CA gets little viewage or commentary and it's not too surprising. There's a veritable army of great professionals on this site who produce consistently high quality material. Professional artists have always mystified me because I don't know how they do it. I know they undergo extensive training and studies and work hard to get where they are but I'm wondering where I'm going wrong and all my artistic efforts flops.
Anyway, I've posted some of my art here on CA and some on deviantart, which can be seen here:http://cluedog.deviantart.com/
My question is: where do I stand artistically? Could I use some mentoring?
I wish I was one the cool kids who strives and makes it to the top (or even the middle) but I feel the cards are stacked against me.