I’ve been doing a lot of Korra sketches lately, but nothing that’s finished to the point where I feel confident to post. But sometimes, I wonder— why am I doing all this fanart? What’s the point of it? It’s not like I’m trying to be a professional illustrator since it’s just a hobby for me, but I put in so much time and effort into my pieces that I can’t help but feel like it’s a waste sometimes. I could be focusing all my energy into trying to improve my design skills, to strengthen my portfolio so that at least something will actually come out of all the hours and hours of labor I put into something. It’s not like I really even do anything with my fanart; I throw them onto the internet and eventually forget about them. It’s hard for me to do things with no purpose.
This is probably just my frustration talking because none of my art is turning out how I envision it in my mind, and I have all these ideas that I want to do but am scared to start for fear of failure and wasting my efforts. Being a perfectionist is stressful.