I often get paralysed by comparison with all the artists I admire out there, and am often really mean to myself about how I don’t do art like that artist/as well as that artist. It’s often something I hear from students as well. Why are we so mean to ourselves? As Minnie Small says in this YouTube video, we’d never be so mean to our friends, or strangers, or students. We just accept that that is the work they’re making now, and it will progress with every item of work they produce later.
It has certainly helped me be more positive about my inktober drawings. None of them have turned out how I imagined them to be. But I can see where I would do differently next time, share it with instagram and wordpress, and I can move on to the next one.
I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.