Something I posted on conceptart.org, that I want to share:
I stopped drawing much recently, because it didn’t stop to frustrate me. Insight took me long on this one but technique is really nothing without an idea, passion or sense in what you do. In Illustration, most people dont really care if you know the muscles of the leg. They see the Idea and the Story behind it. I started to read more, talk to people more, listen to more good music, go outside more, spend less time in front of screens worrying why the pixels dont look like i want them to, read more comics, throwing boomerangs around to see if they will return.
I have faith that, if I find more things I really like and care about and know about, it will help me in my design and illustration work. I worried too much about technique. I always had this CA.org-voice in my head, that told me to make more studies, paint more still lifes, and all those things you know about when you spend a couple years here.
Remember: You don’t have to do anything. There’s no police breaking into your house if you don’t do what you think you have to.
If you do it, do it for YOURSELF. Because it is for you and not for any school. Because you want to do it. Keep reminding yourself of that fact.
If you do it for the community or for applause, you might want to overthink it.