Disclaimer: Before I say anything, I have a degree in Psychology, so I am at least somewhat more qualified than any average person to speak on the topic.
So how many of you have realized that many artists have OCD or are self proclaimed 'perfectionists'? If you haven't yet, you just need to go to a few forums, maybe some critiqueables, or maybe even any random deviation comments and you will find artists claiming this.
And what happens when you look at the art these so-called "OCD"/perfectionist people? Pure crap. I'm sorry, but not. It's the truth. I refuse to believe that people who are perfectionist of those with OCD can be satisfied with that kind of quality. The sloppy-ness, messy-ness and shear uncleaness of everything in their art.
So you take a long time, it took 'soooo much effort' because of your OCD. BOO-fucking-HOO. It still looks bad. Just because you put time + effort into something, does not mean it will automatically be good.
How does actual OCD feel you don't even know. Surely, it differs for people, but I can nearly completely positively say 80% of those self-proclaimed OCD/perfectionists are not.
I actually have mild OCD, and it just pisses me off to no end when people use OCD as an excuse for ...crap art?! Because it takes so much effort and time, you just can't be bothered to do it properly?!? You're a sorry excuse for a perfectionist or one suffering from OCD if the whole definition for being obsessive and perfectionists leads you to produce anything less than close to perfect!
Drawing is at least 60% painful for me. And I do take LONG to finish a drawing. Although I draw on-off, some of my drawings I started 1 year ago, I still haven't finished. I spend at LEAST 70+hours on lineart. I have to keep redoing lines, until it's perfect, until EACH pixel is right. I go through all the lines several times at over 300% zoom, scanning for pixels that are out of place. It IS painful. I don't want to do this, I can't help but do this, because if I don't, it is even more painful and gnaws at me inside until i correct it.
However, that DOES NOT make me produce shitty lineart and artwork. So ok, it's not the best, its STILL far from perfect, but it's not going to be bad. If someone is going to tell me my stuff could use this and that. Well fine, I'll hear you out. But, they'd be lying to say it was bad. And more importantly, I wouldn't say "oh~ I have OCD, so it takes me long to do it properly" - Because I would have done it properly as my OCD wouldn't let me do it any other way!
And trust me! I really wish I wasn't. I wish i wouldn't obsess over tiny minute details. I wish I could happily post abstract art, sketchy types of art and be satisfied. I actually LIKE that rough sketch style and quality! But even when I purposely leave a line 'imperfect', to practice being less obsessive, i have to eventually go back to it, or just let it eat at me every time i look at it. And if you give me any piece of my art, I can straight away tell you where any and all the imperfections and incorrect things are, and it burns my eyes.
So DON'T tell ME you're OCD or a perfectionist. Because judging from your art, it is HIGHLY unprobable. Don't even dare. You want to know what a REAL ocd or perfectionist is?
These are scraps, and they are not perfect, but you can zoom 300% or more and you will NOT find a single pixel out of place. My lineart is perfect. It is absolutely CLEAN.
WHY? Because I just cannot let it be any other fucking way.