No, not really. It might seem like a random subject to bring up, but I’ve just had my third lecturer tell me that in this single year. They tell me that I can draw; affirming my drawing ability like it’s not an issue. Well, it’s a pretty huge issue to me.
Sure it’s nice to have people acknowledge my skill, but the fact of the matter is that I have no reason to be so confident in these skills. What resolved drawings they’ve seen me produce were not created without a thousand mistakes in the process. It’s a struggle for me to just draw well, so when a person assumes that I can simply churn out amazing artworks at a whim, I can’t help but feel like they’re asking too much of me. There’s still that huge ass wall I have to climb every time I pick up a pencil, and just because I’ve gone over it a few times does not mean it’s easy. Though, the most frustrating thing about it is probably that you fail to acknowledge the amount of effort I’ve put into the drawings if you think I’m that good. You’re welcome to have confidence in me, but please don’t invest too much.