Avoid comparing yourself to others. Find out what makes you unique, embrace your warts and all! Once you have made a list of thing that makes you stand out from the rest, use it as a bouncing board. For example, do you have a cultural background you can draw from? The language, the colors, the traditions, the clothing, the environment. You can weave it into your work so that it has a touch unique to you.
Contributor: Tina Bangel from tinabangel.com