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I'd be a higher level painter, but I've multi-classed into too many other things.

Have you dipped into the best class yet? Barbarian is the best class btw.... 

 

I took a couple levels in it a while back.  Mostly been working on leveling in artisan laser engraving.  Need to get a couple more levels in Brewer here soon too.

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I'm a painter, and I do it for fun!

 

If it isn't fun, then I am doing it wrong, and it is time to do something else that day/hour....

 

To misquote Baron Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, Paint the minis, have fun, everything else is rubbish.

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No doubt on the multiclassing. Was just talking with a coworker who asked if I was going to take more portraiture/traditional classes. Unsure, it pretty much killed not only my mini painting but also my guitar playing time.

 

I'd love to pursue it and I've found a talent for it, but as with most things, it's about the time involved. Partly why I'm working on finding a groove for mini painting again; and my guitar time is on the rise. Ideally I'd like to get back to recording my CD next year...

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No offense to the OP, but not really interested in this kind of differentiation. 

 

However, the replies remind me of how great, how cool, this forum is. 

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I think I will go with Bob Ross, as well - I don't paint to make money (although people pay me to paint things for them ??!), I paint because I enjoy it.

That doesn't preclude me working to improve my skill set, my brush control and all that, but one of the results is that I have no idea what my skill level is; professional, I am not, but I have been paid to paint things. So, clearly, I am something better than a decently skilled amateur. Ohhh.. the confusion.

 

So, 'Level: Bob Ross' seems to cover it. I paint for fun, and I improve because improvement makes me happy.

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We can classify ourselves ... I'm a solid novice.  But, as others have stated, it is situational.  A few things I do OK, many I'm inept at.  And my brain still won't let me contrast enough.

 

But even if we let others classify us, it is still situational.  What I think is great painting, others think is mediocre and versa-visa.

 

The bottom line is the old standard of, "Hey, I like that."

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Too subjective, really. There are bad painters that think they're awesome, awesome painters that think they are mediocre, and mediocre painters hanging out a shingle and doing commissions. Even something like a rating system can be gamed by model choice, trendy paintjobs, cult of personality, etc.

 

I'd say I'm lower to mid intermediate, mostly because I don't have the time to put into painting to get good at it.

 

I was going to like your post as I fully agree with your first paragraph with how subjective the topic is.  But then your second paragraph sold your skills so short that I just couldn't click that like button!  Even taking into account how subjective the topic is, you are way too good to label yourself intermediate.  

 

As for myself, I don't worry about what level I am as I only paint for myself.  I don't do commission work or take part in any competitions or anything like that.  I paint because its something I enjoy and the level I am at is pretty irrelevant as long as I am enjoying the process.  For what it's worth, I describe my paintjobs as tabletop quality.

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Too subjective, really. There are bad painters that think they're awesome, awesome painters that think they are mediocre, and mediocre painters hanging out a shingle and doing commissions. Even something like a rating system can be gamed by model choice, trendy paintjobs, cult of personality, etc.

 

I'd say I'm lower to mid intermediate, mostly because I don't have the time to put into painting to get good at it.

I was going to like your post as I fully agree with your first paragraph with how subjective the topic is. But then your second paragraph sold your skills so short that I just couldn't click that like button! Even taking into account how subjective the topic is, you are way too good to label yourself intermediate.

RIGHT?!?! It's completely laughable that Cash thinks of himself as "intermediate". I've been striving to try to get closer to his level for a few years now! ::P:

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Y'all are nuts. I'm flattered, but you're still nuts.

Be flattered, but you are WAAAAAY too modest my friend. Really your skills are great and you share your knowledge with so many around here and help us become better.

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The local group I used to be a member of is both generous with titles and harsh at the same time. I've been referred to as a master painter, only because I can paint better than some of them, and I've also had my skills questioned by people in the same group when some of us offered a FREE painting workshop to anyone interested. I'm sure I don't deserve the former.

 

I was rather proud of my Newbie member title here.

 

I have no idea what level I'd describe myself but I do know that I'm still loving the feeling of sitting down to paint.

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Y'all are nuts. I'm flattered, but you're still nuts.

This reminds me of the old adage that we are our own worst critics. :)

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