Ten years ago I started posting my Pixelart.
At the time, I wasn't confident in my skills. I had a lot to learn. It was not easy to be part of a community with such tallented artists and compare my skills with theirs, realizing the enourmous path I'd have to follow to be with them some day. Criticism broke once, and broke me twice. But I learned with it. I studied. Every single day I studied, not to surpass them, but to surpass myself. It's funny to think how much proud I was with each result I got. "I'm one step closer", I used to think. And that kept me going. Each new work I posted here was an attest of my learning process, and boy I was happy with it!
I still think I have a long way ahead before I reach the great ones, but I'm still praticing, I'm still studying, I'm still trying my best.
I'm not exactly sure why I'm sharing this. But I wonder if someone that might read this feels like I felt back then, that I wasn't good enough, and that I had to outdo myself every single day to, hopefully, be where I wanted so hard to be. All I have to say is that it's not easy. And that I still don't think I'm there yet. But I'll be there some day.
And here I lay my most sincere thank you to all of you who helped me somehow, I won't list names because I don't think it would be fair. But you know who you are.
Keep awesome, pals. And keep reaching for your goals.
We'll get there some day.