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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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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP 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

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.