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


418 votes were cast by total voters.


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mildbill writes:

If you can , paint with several other painters once or twice a month.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Ask for criticism
24
6%
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Attend painting class at show/con
32
8%
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Beer
10
2%
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Buy a kit for beginning painters
1
0%
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Buy better brushes
52
12%
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Buy better/different paints
24
6%
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Buy more paint/colors
10
2%
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Buy well-painted minis and study them
3
1%
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Compare with painters who are worse than you are
3
1%
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Decide what you want to achieve
35
8%
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Do not paint if you are not enjoying it
35
8%
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Don't worry about it. Slap on the paint and get playing!
22
5%
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Find a painting style you like and copy it
47
11%
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Identify your painting weaknesses and tackle them
36
9%
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Improve your lighting
68
16%
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other (explain)
9
2%
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none of these/no opinion
6
1%
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this is ridiculous
1
0%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

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.