Never give up.
never give up....believe in your work...believe in yourself.
I know I'm not yet in the position to give good advice, since I do not even consider myself intermediate for the time being, but what I really have to say is...just relax, suit yourself, and enjoy the ride. There isn't any limit as to when you should get something done or how you should do it - create your own style, find your way to do it, and just go with it. You will be creating your very own miracles before you even know it.
Keep the faith.
Keep at what you love to do and don't listen to anyone who discourages you from your art, even family members or spouses. (mine is supportive Hi honey!) Remember that old practice makes perfect saying? If your like me, and it's never good enough, don't worry you'll get to a point where you have more confidence in your work ;) and above all remember to always have FUN!
Follow your dreams. There may be people that say "you shouldn't do art" but don't listen. Even if art is just a hobby, not a full blown career, it's important. As I mentioned before, art is everything and everything is art. Be a part of everything by following your heart. Afterall, great things take time and you'll reach your dreams someday.
Try your best, you will find art is fun, just relax.
Work.A lot. I mean it.
Id tell them to not stress if they're not all that great in the beginning, and just try your best and you'll get better as you go along.
Well, all I can say is to keep practicing, if you're having a hard time, use shapes and don't give up cuz you'll get better if you keep trying. I took me 4 yours to get good and I don't regret any of it.
Keep at it, there will be times when it seems too much, these will be the times when you can grow and develop.
Listen to your heart to find the direction you truly want to take. It can get a bit confusing otherwise with so much out there being fired at you. And stay true to your goals even if you falter at times.
Sometimes as artists we can be our own worst critics, but keep an open mind, pat yourself on the back when you deserve it, and keep challenging yourself. Stay true to your soul and let yourself shine through everything you create. How can you go wrong with that!?
Never underestimate history and experience. Ask many people questions and you will at some point in time get the answers you are looking for. Be patient and do not feel intimidated by your mistakes.
For all barring a few exceptions, I'd recommend, at least for a while, joining an art community - it's great for both feedback and inspiration, as well as a broad base for learning. And a key balancing act: be open to fresh ideas, but remain true to yourself without being arrogant.