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Old 29 Mar 2007, 00:36   #1 (permalink)
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I've noticed after not painting for almost a year my painting skills became better than when I last painted. I thought nothing of this until I learnt that my friend has had the same experience. on this evidence I've now got a theory. After not painting you lose your skills but not completely and after painting again "pratise makes perfect" you break out of your comfort zones.

Ok so it's rushed and isn't concert.

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Old 29 Mar 2007, 00:42   #2 (permalink)
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I think maybe it has to do with you reading up about painting and/or seeing new models and getting new ideas in that year.
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This happens to me even when I stop painting for a week or so. It seems to really make some of my painting skills get better. It also seems to help when I start painting at late hours in the night.

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Old 29 Mar 2007, 22:07   #4 (permalink)
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Funny, I had the same experience.
I didn't paint for over a year.
But i agree about the learning passively idea, I read allot about painting that year...
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Old 30 Mar 2007, 19:50   #5 (permalink)
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The same thing happened to me... but in the time I wasn't painting, I've read a lot o things about highlights, shading, inks...
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I had something like that a year ago. I got back to Warhammer again, and my painting skills where increased! It's was slightly changed, and I just won a painting competition at my local GW! Now it improves every day because I basically paint every day :P and my number of winning competitions is 7 now.. :
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Old 01 Apr 2007, 17:35   #7 (permalink)
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yep practice does indeed make perfect. (even if it is expensive to practice those first few models)
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Old 06 Apr 2007, 00:13   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's happened lots. You tend not to do the same mistakes and are able to attack it with more gusto than normal.

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Old 07 Apr 2007, 15:23   #9 (permalink)
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I've had the same experience too!!

when I don't paint for a while, well, first of all when I start again I'm in a painting fever and can paint up to 30 IG, many warmachine models and a pair of Infinity baseboxes (my record up to today) one after the other.

but I find that my ability has increased too!! maybe it's just an impression, but you still have that feeling!
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Its prbly due to you getting used to paint a certain bad way and then when you get back to it you paint differently...
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