Collection of my best efforts so far, I've been failing a lot which makes sense. I'm using student grade paints still, hoping to soon have artist grade. I don't have under drawings or rough pencil work under these, or at any time when I paint. I skip all of that and just start painting. I've been using pen for about 4 years now, so I'm used to not having rough work before sketching. I figured I'd just adapt that with painting as well. I think the only reason why these are decent is because my drawing/sketching ability is decent.