WhiteWulfe Posted November 15, 2022 Share Posted November 15, 2022 2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said: Tuesday, Nov 15: What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard? (Doesn't need to be about minis.) A few come to mind... - You may not see any improvements from piece to piece, however if you look over a longer timeframe the shifts in your preferred techniques and the development of your style and skills should be a lot more noticeable. - There's nothing wrong with looking up to painters who you feel have better skills, especially if such helps with newer techniques, or piques your curiosity to try something new, or differently. Don't beat yourself up because "they're better than you", they were new to the thing at one time. And my personal favourite, which is kind of a variant on the "buy once cry once" philosophy: buy as much/high as you need and can afford. Usually this is in relation to tools. Do you need SnapOn, Mac, or the other high end brands? No, there are plenty of mid-range options that will last effectively forever and work very, VERY well. I use this with my various art things, for example, like brushes and paints... I tend to not like the whole "buy once cry once" wording because it implies that more expensive = better, when I prefer to research things, try out a bit, and then decide from there. Yes, there is a noticeable difference between say a white taklon and a kolinsky sable brush for painting, but I'd rather go with a quality synthetic for base coats, and then have a few sables for detail work. For art supplies, I only went with Faber Castell Polycromos and Albrecht Durers because they fit my hands better (and the colour matching, I'll admit it). 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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