Making baits is an addiction to me, and continuing to improve has to be you mindset. I know I'm not the best painter, but I continue to challenge myself to be a better painter and to do the best I can on each paint job. I have improved beyond what I originally thought was possible by hardwork and dedication. If you spend the time and focus on the craft you will also improve. Hopefully some of the other guys will post some pictures of progression too. Here is one of the first baits I painted was going for a yellow perch pattern and here is one I shot yesterday. The new one is still not something I'm completely satisfied with, but it's a fishable pattern.