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


356 votes were cast by total voters.


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unknown member writes:

For me, I have come to the conclusion that if I like what I did then it is OK. I don't stress over getting "better" but will try some new things. Painting is relaxing for me & while I'll never win awards I am happy & they fight the same (crappily) for me as ant well painted troops I've commanded!


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Read online written tutorials
20
6%
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Read wargaming magazines
9
3%
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Relax
39
11%
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Try, try and try
71
20%
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Use a desk magnifier with light
33
9%
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Use a wet palette
8
2%
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Use brush soap
8
2%
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Use Magic Wash technique
17
5%
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Visit a game shop and ask for help
11
3%
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Visualise what you want to achieve
20
6%
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Watch DVD tutorials
13
4%
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Watch online video tutorials
47
13%
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Watch other painters
23
6%
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Wear comfortable clothing when painting
8
2%
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Work on a variety of subjects
20
6%
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other (explain)
5
1%
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none of these/no opinion
3
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this is ridiculous
1
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

unknown member 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 unknown member, based on this pre-poll discussion.