Thanks ...they're getting there. I'm just trying to get better and better at this airbrushing thing.
Stick with it, you won't notice the improvements real easily because improvements are gradual. I looked back at some of my baits from this time last year and I couldn't believe the progression I have made. Im still not happy with some of my patterns and imo they all have room for improvement. Honestly I think that is the mindset we all have to stay in that we can always improve our craft.
I think the desire to get better is always a healthy attitude.
Yeah, I know that my first attempts were really pretty bad, but then there was a big giant leap in quality. Now it seems I'm learning things way more gradually, but it's my feeling that those little improvements are the ones to make all the difference. Now some of what I'm really trying to learn is how paints layer together and the final effect that they will have when clear coated. I painted another shad today that looks fantastic under clearcoat. Quite honestly, I like it better than any of these are pictured. And I would guess that a month from now I'll paint one that makes these look terrible in my eyes!