We all probably have been envy of other artists of their skill or their popularity. I’ve certainly have. But the problem is that many people is then blaming others and I am reaaaaally getting sick of it.
Just recently one of my friends got comments of “You’ve so many followers, you get so many comments” only then to start a drama about "if I can't have so many, neither should you". And this behavior is NOT okay.
Being jealous is one thing, but blaming and hating is something else. Jealously can’t really be avoided, but that isn't an excuse to bash drama about someone. And a good start is to stop compare yourself with others.
For a long time, I compared myself with others and looked at what I could have but never what I already had. But during my years swim training and also at school I learn to not see what everyone else might do, but instead look at my own flaws and train harder. After that I stopped compare myself and focusing more to improve.
Now I don't really care about being famous, or an idol really.
Of course my heart filled with joy when I see people are appreciating my drawing and work. I may not have 1000+ followers, but I am completely satisfied with where I am.
For people who sees a famous artist and feeling the jealously coming, you need to think:
- How long has this person been on the website?
- How old is this person?
- How long have this person practiced?
And do I need to remind that those who are famous, it's very common they've been on that website for a long time (We speak from 5 to 10 years here) and they to started from the bottom.
So yeah, don't blame others for being famous or have more experience. Instead look at your own flaws and study and practice a lot. You can go and ask experienced artist for tips, which also is way better than complaining.
AND draw what you think is fun and passionate about, do not to draw for views.