Practice is half the battle. Persistence is the rest. Talent? Talent is a small part of this equation.
I didn’t get serious about art til I was a senior in high school. I’d like to think that if I had gotten started sooner, I would be better at it by now.
I like trying different kinds of art. I would have missed out on a lot of things like Scherenschnitte (paper cutting) and pixel art. You should really try it. It takes a lot of concentration, but it can be very theraputic.