The best way to know that you’re a good sketch artist is to see how much you’ve been studying.
Ask a few questions. It sounds silly, but asking a few questions is key. Study some stuff. Figure out what the heck you really love doing. I’ve always liked drawing, but it really had to come from somewhere. Studying things you’re comfortable in, then doing stuff that’s challenging and keeps you on your toes.
As far as whether or not it’s “impossible,” there are many skills that come hand-in-hand with drawing: patience, discipline, perseverance, communication, and, if you’re talented, a gift for improvisation. These are your strengths. Learn them.
How do I know whether I’m an artist?
If at least one of the following happens to apply, you’re an artist:
I want to take that one picture more seriously.
I like to draw more than I can see, so I figure out how to draw.
I’m fascinated by color.
I want to learn more about traditional brushwork and traditional pencil drawing.
I’d like to draw things in black and white.
I’d like to make illustrations, even if I’m not good at it, and just sketch them to keep things moving.
What’s your greatest fear and how do you overcome it?
It’s funny; sometimes when I’m working in a studio with other artists and I’m going over ideas or ideas of where the story is going, I feel like I could go on forever talking about what my greatest fear should be, not what it should be. But that’s a good problem to have.
You have your greatest fear. And that’s the feeling that you bring to each new sketch, that you’re drawing something you never thought of drawing, something you could show the world. If you have your greatest fear, then you are an artist.
What are your most personal strengths?
Most of all, my greatest strength is just to get out of my head. I take very little of everything, and that kind of makes me a very lonely person. I don’t know how the rest of my friends make it out the other side of the world. If I want them to know that they’re not alone, I want to show them that they’re not alone. I don’t know how, but I take everything. I put everything in my head