to be a good artist..be a good learner first. see many things, read everything, listen to the pros, widen your visions, accept all the critics. and never give up.
there always be ups and downs. so just walk through it and keep your mind positive. don't be a jerk when you're succeed someday. keep your feet on the ground!
hey i found a good quote:
"expect the best. be prepared for the worst. fuck what others think. and do your own thing."