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1. Don't paint with nail polish, ever! It was a horrid idea and you ruined your favorite brush!

2. Get on the forums, they shall help you unimaginably!

3. Make more shelving because you need more space.

4. IDIOT, look things up if your having problems

5. A smaller brush isn't always better for detail work!

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1) Just start painting; don't worry about making it look the most perfectest ever

 

2) Researching techniques is good, but if you don't actually try them out, it won't do you much good

 

3) Get A LOT of craft storage boxes. You're gonna need 'em!! ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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1- "Don't smash your brush on the bottom of the rinse cup."

 

2- "You don't know it yet, but natural hair brushes >>> synthetic hair brushes. Yes, even for dry brushing."

 

3- "If you read this before 2013, stock up on Kolinsky Sable-hair brushes."

 

"P.S. Here's a definition of what Kolinsy Sable-hair brushes are, and why they're awesome: ..."

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Some good stuff in here to tell my former self....

 

1  -  Don't become friends with H. K., just don't, in fact don't even hang out in the same place as the guy.

 

2  -  Powerball numbers for a different day than buglips...

 

3  -- Don't trade away/throw away/give away/sell off any of those minis that you think you are never going to use anymore!

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I just wished I had started doing other art sooner.  That more than anything else has improved my painting.  Techniques can be learned, methods practiced.  As with all things in life, the deeper you explore the underlying principles and reasons behind things the more refined your understanding and ability becomes.  

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Increase frequency of painting (daily would be ideal...even if a short time).

 

Try techniques more than researching them. It will also help with brush control.

 

Winning Lotto numbers would definitely make doing this on a teacher's salary mich easier...

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actually more seriously...

 

1) every year paint a miniature for some one else.

 

2) Don't listen to negative critics -- only constructive ones.

 

3) have fun!  (should be first).

 

4) To learn you must try to paint above your skill level.  You will make mistakes but that is the way you learn.

 

5)  Learn from other painters.

 

6) Don't be afraid to try.

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The only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice....just go paint.

Try and paint to all standards, ie. Every piece ain't going to be perfect - those pics you keep pinning (instead of painting) have been done by people with many, many more years of practice than you. So, stop pinning and get back to painting!

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