To my younger self, as you develop your artistic skills, it’s good to know at every level your work is of value to someone out there. don’t be afraid to post it share it if possible earn from it, you would be surprise to know many people out there who are less better than you but have made a professional career from their art(some still don’t know how to draw hands and feet).
it’s great to have mentors, but do not fall into that pit of saying your work have to be as good as theirs. it would surprise you how many people on earth would love your rendition of that concept over what you think is ideal. so keep building and keep earning at every turn, you really will like to build that business side of art. in the end it’s a business you’re building and the better you build those business muscles along your fine creative juice the better.
it gets better and clearer as you go.