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POLL: Best Way to Improve Your Painting Skills (Round 1B)

The last day of voting is 17 Jul 2018.

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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Agreed. Practice, practice, and more practice.


P.S. I still have the very first unit I ever painted, some Airfix Waterloo Highlanders from about 1971. I need to do a photo comparison between them and what I'm painting now for my blog. Just don't hold your breath. grin

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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I have been painting minis off and on for roughly 25 years and my skills have barely improved. In fact, I decidedly consider myself a "wargamer" and not a mini painter. It is a necessary evil I must endure in order to play games.

In fact, I detest painting so much that in the mid-late 90s when my overtime at work was plentiful, I would pay for all of my minis to come painted! (Ah the good old days!)

I've not given up on learning to be a "painter" though, and am still trying to improve my techniques. I'm just venturing into washes and shading (yes, after 20+ years).

My question is, what's the best way for new (or old) painters to quickly improve their techniques? I know i will never be a "painter" who shows off my minis at TMP, but I would at least like to get them to a standard where I'm not embarrassed to show them here. So, what say you?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.