It’s scary to dive into the deep end of a pool. What if the water is too cold? Too deep?
It’s also scary without the safety net of a pencil. It feels good to be able to erase mistakes and fix them, but it’s also frustrating constantly erasing the same mistakes, your art never taking the direction you saw in your head.
Use a pen. Don’t erase. Move on from your mistakes and find happy accidents. Build confidence in yourself and your craft. Sometimes mistakes are permanent, and that’s okay. Roll with the punches. Confidence comes from how you deal with a situation.