Just read a journal by
read it, it's pretty good.
I have a few thoughts on the subject and I figured I'd share them.
I'm a bit of a perfectionist like so many of us. Anything I do repeatedly I create systems for. Whether it's making coffee, or breaking down a script. I used to be that way about art in general, but that had to go.
As I got a little older and my taste became more refined (not better just more specific) I noticed the artists I enjoyed showed that less is more, things that look "human" are fun and unpredictable, and that the artists that fit these categories must not be as "in control" as we think they are. They are free and confident. Yeah they erase, but THEY USE THEIR GUT, NOT THEIR BRAIN. They create EXCITING art BECAUSE of imperfections.
But at that point I wasn't drawing things in similar styles, I was still trying to be perfect, and my simple roughs were more exciting than my finals. Then I realized "perfection" wasn't me. I felt like my hands were literally not capable of perfection. Literally not capable. But that was fine, even a relief, because it helped me realize every hand is capable of EXPRESSION. It's already there in how long your arm is, how muscular your hand is, how you hold your tools and what those tools are, how long you've been drawing, etc. A;; these little things that are specific to you, things that no other artist has. It's the way you were built.
There are so many things controlling your lines. Embrace them. WORK WITH YOUR IMPERFECTIONS NOT AGAINST THEM.
Or not, be mad, and pouty, and give up.
I don't really care which.