"I want to share this for all the new artists out there who might get discouraged by the amazing artwork other miniature artists are posting.
It takes a lot of time, patience and practice to get where we are. Keep at the hobbies you're passionate about. Don't give up. In time, you can be putting out masterclass works too. Only you choose how much time you put into a project. If YOU're happy with how your miniatures look with a quick base coat and wash, then that's all that matters!
My Mountain King was a 5 month on/off project because I wanted to put that amount of effort in to it. When I paint minis for my Dungeons and Dragons group, I don't put near the same amount of effort as when I work on my Hordebloods.
The below photo shows an Eldar Guardian I painted back in the early/mid 90's. That's almost 20 years ago.
If you're having fun, then you're winning at the hobby side.
The last thing I'd ever want, from someone looking at one of my creations, is for them to become discouraged by their own skills. I want you to be inspired by my art and push forward on the unending path that is our hobby. In the meantime, what you're creating today is still art and is a representation of who you are."